2023 Logan Science Journalism Fellows
Charles Bergquist is director and senior producer for the public radio program Science Friday. He has been with Science Friday since 1997. In the past, he's served as an adjunct professor of journalism at New York University, worked as a demonstrator at the Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia, contributed as a freelance writer/editor for Scholastic's SuperScience magazine, and worked as a research analyst specializing in microelectronics at Frost & Sullivan's Technical Insights service. His education includes a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Delaware and a M.A. in Journalism/Certificate in Science and Environmental Reporting from New York University. His favorite topics involve planetary sciences, chemistry, materials, shiny things with blinking lights, and anything that makes you say "wait, what?"
Katie Hunt is a writer and editor at CNN Digital in London, where she has covered science and health since 2019. She writes regularly about a wide range of scientific topics including paleontology, climate change, and biodiversity. Prior to this Katie spent much of her career in Asia, working in Hong Kong for CNN, the BBC and Reuters. She's very excited to take part in the Logan Science Journalism Program and is particularly looking forward to learning how to gene edit.
Petria Ladgrove is the producer of “What the Duck?!” podcast for Australian Broadcast Corp. (ABC) Radio National. This podcast from the ABC Science Unit began in 2022 and won a Silver Award in the Audio category at the 2022 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards. “What the Duck?!” also won Bronze in the 2022 Australian podcast awards. Petria has been a journalist, radio producer, and manager since 2009 and moved into the Science unit in 2022. She loves creative storytelling and exploring the environment around us, and is fascinated by the science behind everything!
Mohamed Mansour is an award-winning science correspondent for Asharq and Scientific American (Arabic edition). He is also a researcher at one of the most popular TV shows in the Middle East, “Maakom Mona El-Shazly,” which distills complex scientific concepts into engaging and accessible stories that captivate more than 20M viewers weekly on TV & social media platforms. Mohamed has a background as a mechanical power engineer. He has received several grants, including Mayo Clinic’s journalistic residency grant, a AAAS Scholarship, Falling Walls grant, and in 2022, a fellowship from the Reuters Institute to study climate journalism at the University of Oxford. He is the recipient of several awards including first prize from the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate; the Arab Journalism Award; and the Siemens Prize for Science.
Blacki Migliozzi is currently a graphics editor at The New York Times, where he develops data-driven stories and interactive visualizations. Prior, he worked at Bloomberg, both in their R&D department and as a data journalist at Bloomberg News. Over the years he has reported on diverse topics ranging from the climate crisis, the spread of coronavirus, police brutality and misconduct, and elections.
Carlos Serrano is a Colombian journalist based in London, U.K. He is a broadcast journalist at BBC News Mundo, where he produces multimedia content, mostly about science and health. He has been awarded journalism fellowships from Radio Netherlands Training Centre, Rotary Foundation in South Korea, and The National Press Foundation in the United States. He holds a master's degree in journalism from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at City University of New York.
Morgan Krakow is an award-winning journalist at the Anchorage Daily News. As a general assignment reporter at the Anchorage paper since 2019, she's covered a range of news including science, health, and education stories. Prior to moving to Alaska, she worked as an intern on the general assignment desk of The Washington Post, where she covered breaking national and international news. While at The Post, her work, alongside her colleagues, was recognized as a Pulitzer Prize finalist in the breaking news category. Krakow was recently awarded a Fulbright Canada grant to conduct graduate research and develop best practices for how local news outlets cover climate change in Alaska and Canada, to begin in fall 2023 at Simon Fraser University. Krakow graduated from the University of Oregon in 2019 with a bachelor of arts in journalism.
Barbara Moran is a correspondent on the climate and environment team at WBUR (National Public Radio, Boston). For 25 years, she has worked as a science journalist covering public health, environmental justice, and the intersection of science and society. She has written for many publications, including The New York Times, New Scientist, Technology Review and the Boston Globe Magazine, and produced television documentaries for PBS and others. Her first book, The Day We Lost the H-bomb, was an Amazon pick of the month and was described as “riveting” by The Washington Post. She was a Knight Fellow at MIT and was twice awarded the National Association of Science Writers’ highest honor, the Science in Society Award. At WBUR, Barbara focuses on climate science and climate solutions.
Annalee Newitz writes science fiction and nonfiction. They are the author of three novels: The Terraformers, The Future of Another Timeline, and Autonomous, which won the Lambda Literary Award. As a science journalist, they are the author of Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age and Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in science. A Knight Science Journalism Fellowship recipient, they have a monthly column in New Scientist and have written for The Washington Post, The New York Times, Slate, The Atlantic, and Popular Science, among others. They are the co-host of the Hugo Award-winning podcast Our Opinions Are Correct. Previously, they were the founder of io9, and served as the editor-in-chief of Gizmodo.
Melba Newsome is an award-winning health, science, and environmental reporter with feature credits in many national publications, including Scientific American, Bloomberg Businessweek, WIRED Magazine, and U.S. News & World Report. She was a 2021 Environmental Solutions Initiative Journalism fellow and publishes The Coastal Plains Environmental Advocate.
Julia Sklar is an award-winning independent journalist and editor whose magazine reporting on science, health, food, and technology has appeared in National Geographic, New Scientist, Undark Magazine, and more. She has also reported for the Boston Globe. Julia is the author of The Brain: Discover the Way Your Mind Works, a special print issue of National Geographic called a "bookazine." Her second National Geographic bookazine, on the science of stress, is forthcoming in 2024. When not reporting or editing, Julia teaches narrative science journalism for the online graduate program in science writing at Johns Hopkins University. She holds B.A. degrees in Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Anthropology from the University of Rochester and a M.S. in Science Journalism from Boston University. Earlier this year, she embarked on a journalism fellowship at Complexity Science Hub in Vienna, Austria, where she spent three months reporting on how urban infrastructure impacts mental and physical health.
Duy Linh Tu is a journalist and documentary filmmaker, focusing on science and social justice. His work has appeared in print, online, on television, and in theaters. He is also the author of Feature and Narrative Storytelling for Multimedia Journalists. Duy is a professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism where he teaches reporting and video storytelling courses. He is also a graduate of the program.