Deborah Blum

Director, Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT

Deborah Blum

Director, Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT


Pulitzer-prize winning writer Deborah Blum is the¬†publisher of the digital science magazine Undark. She is the author of five popular science books, including The Poisoner’s Handbook, which was a New York Times best seller and the subject of an American Experience documentary on PBS. She has written for a wide range of publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, Discover, Wired, The Wall Street Journal and Scientific American. She is a member of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (USA), a past-president of the National Association of Science Writers (USA) and a former board member of the World Federation of Science Journalists. She serves as program chair for the 2017 World Conference of Science Journalists.

Sessions as a Moderator

Science Journalism, Authoritarian Regimes, and Pseudoscience

28 October 2017
4:45 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Marriott Marquis: Salons 8-9

Sessions as a Organizer

Book It: A Conversation Among Authors Mary Roach, Steve Silberman and Ed Yong

28 October 2017
9:00 am – 10:15 am
  • Marriott Marquis: Salon 9

Closing Ceremony and Plenary: The Hazard Zone: Science Journalists Tackle Natural Disasters

29 October 2017
8:00 am-9:15 am