Michelle Nijhuis is an award-winning science journalist and author of The Science Writers’ Essay Handbook: How to Craft Compelling True Stories in Any Medium. She has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, National Geographic, High Country News, Smithsonian Magazine and other publications. Among other honors, she received the 2006 Science Journalism Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science for an in-depth series on the impact of climate change in the American West.
Ms. Nijhuis (pronounced nye-house) will speak to our Science Journalism class from 2 until about 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4. You can engage with us live here or on YouTube. If you’re watching in real time, you’re welcome to suggest questions that we can ask Virginia. You can do that by posting a comment here or on YouTube.
Work by Michelle Nijhuis
The Science and Art of Science Writing (NYTimes)
Michelle Nijhuis’s Brief Guide to Writing Reported Essays (The Open Notebook)
Frozen Sperm Offer a Lifeline for Coral (NYTimes)
AFTER A HUNDRED YEARS OF THE PARK SERVICE, WHAT’S NEXT? (The New Yorker)
HACKING THE BREAST PUMP (The New Yorker)
Published articles — a list on Michelle Nijhuis’ website
Books and chapters — also from her website
From The New Yorker
From High Country News
From Last Word on Nothing