Editor-in-Chief, Science News@nancyshute
Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 • 12:15 PM–2:15 PM
Nancy Shute editor in chief of Science News Media Group, which includes Science News magazine, founded in 1921 by E.W. Scripps, as well as the news site Science News for Students and the Science News in High Schools program, which delivers the magazine and a curriculum guide to almost 5,000 high schools. Prior to joining Science News, Shute was an editor on NPR’s science desk, and also contributed news coverage and radio features to NPR’s All Things Considered and Morning Edition. While serving as assistant managing editor at U.S. News & World Report, Shute led the magazine’s award-winning coverage of science and technology. As a senior writer for U.S. News, she led reporting projects, and authored dozens of cover stories. She is a past president of the National Association of Science Writers, and trains journalists and scientists in the uses of social media and other new media technologies. She speaks often on the intersection of science, communications and journalism in the United States and globally.