Nancy Shute is an award-winning journalist and editor of NPR’s medical blog, Shots, and a contributor to National Public Radio’s marquee shows. Prior to joining NPR she directed science and technology coverage for US News & World Report. She has written for a wide range of publications, including The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Scientific American, Smithsonian and The Washington Post. She is a past president of the National Association of Science Writers (US) and a frequent speaker and trainer on social media and best practices in science journalism. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Kamchatka, Russia, and has reported from around the globe.