MBL Awards Science Journalism Fellowships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Andrea Early, Marine Biological Laboratory, Phone: (508) 289-7652, E-Mail: aearly@mbl.edu Friday, May 11, 2012 

MBL Awards Science Journalism Fellowships
Program provides insider’s view of the research behind today’s science stories

Woods Hole, MA – Eleven science journalists have been awarded prestigious Logan Science Journalism Fellowships from the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), an internationally known biomedical and environmental research and educational center located in Woods Hole, Massachusetts on Cape Cod.

Now in its 26th year, the MBL’s Logan Science Journalism Program allows established science journalists from around the globe to “step into the shoes of the scientists they cover” by immersing them in the process of basic biomedical and environmental research.

The fellowship program offers a hands-on course in the techniques behind today’s medical breakthroughs as well as a hands-on course in the science used by environmental scientists researching global change. This year’s courses will be held from May 16 to 25.

The 2012 MBL Logan Science Journalism Program Fellows are:

Biomedical Fellows
Steven Ashley, Contributing Editor, Scientific American
Catherine de Lange, Freelance Journalist, Multimedia Producer
Alaina Levine, Freelance Journalist
Euna Lhee, Freelance Journalist*
Sue Nelson, Boffin Media; Editor, The Biologist
 *Waksman Fellow

Environmental Fellows
Madeleine Amberger, ORF (Austrian Broadcasting)
Karin Klein, Los Angeles Times
Maggie Koerth-Baker, BoingBoing.net
Eric Niiler, Discovery News
Maria Stenzel, Freelance Photo Journalist
Kathiann Kowalski, Freelance writer

To date, the Logan Science Journalism Program has granted fellowships to nearly 300 journalists from news organizations, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Science, National Public Radio, The Washington Post, USA Today, CNN, and Scientific American. Overseas journalists from Africa, Brazil, Sweden, India, Japan, and the United Kingdom, have also participated.

The Biomedical course is directed by Dr. David Burgess of Boston College, Dr. Charles Schuster of New Mexico State University, and Robin Marantz Henig, award-winning author and New York Times Magazine contributing writer.

The Environmental course is directed by Dr. Christopher Neill, of the MBL’s Ecosystems Center and Angela Posada-Swafford, science writer/producer, author, and US Correspondent, Muy Interesante magazine, Madrid.

The 2012 Logan Science Journalism Program is supported by the Logan Science Journalism Program Endowment and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. For more information about the Logan Science Journalism Program, visit mbl.edu/sjp.


The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is dedicated to scientific discovery and improving the human condition through research and education in biology, biomedicine, and environmental science. Founded in 1888 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, the MBL is an independent, nonprofit corporation.