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Science and the Media, Oct 18

David Perlman from the San Francisco Chronicle and Charles Petit, founder of the MIT Science Journalism Tracker will be focusing on “Science and the Media”.

David Perlman is the Science Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle. His career as a journalist spans more than 70 years: in 2010 he received the Helen Thomas Award for his contributions.

Charles Petit has covered science for more than 40 years. He is a former president of the National Association of Science Writers. He has been awarded the AGU Journalism Award in 2011 for “the outstanding quality of [his] work”, for writing “exceptionally clear articles summarizing scientific results” (AGU Award committee).