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Editor Night: Talking Science to Non-Scientists

In an open session of Professor Claudia Dreifus’s School of Professional Studies regular class, “Writing About Global Science for the International Media," eight prominent editors of science journalism publications will talk about what they do and what they are looking for in the stories that they print.


  • Claudia Dreifus, SPS lecturer in professional studies and contributor to The New York Times
  • Cornelia Dean, former editor, Science Times/New York Times; author, Making Sense of Science
  • Sarah Lewin Frasier, assistant news editor, Scientific American
  • Sarah Graham, senior editor, "Climate Desk," New York Times
  • Regina Mahone, senior editor, The Nation
  • John Rennie, deputy editor, Quanta Magazine, Simons Foundation
  • Eric Roston, climate editor, Bloomberg News
  • Michael Roston, senior editor, New York Times/ScienceTimes
  • John Timmer, senior science editor, Ars Technica

For further information please contact Maria Gray, mlg17 [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu.

For additional information about program offerings at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies, please contact an admissions counselor at 212-854-9666 or inquire [[at]] sps [[dot]] columbia [[dot]] edu.


Please note the COVID-19 requirements for this event.

COVID-19 Requirements: To attend this event, Columbia University ID holders must review and complete the required protocol for coming to campus, including for off-campus events. Columbia University alumni, guests, and non-ID holders must show proof of vaccination.

As of December 2022, the University strongly recommends that all attendees wear high-quality masks in public indoor settings and crowded outdoor settings on campus.

All attendees must follow Columbia’s Covid-19 Policies and Guidelines.