Communicating Science: Newspapers, News Blogs, and Public Radio- April 23rd, 2015


 Mini-Internship: Scientific Reporting for Major News Organizations
April 23rd, 2015; 1 PM – 4 PM, Roanoke
Sick of lab work but love to read and write about science? Ever thought you might want to be a science reporter but not sure if you have what it takes or whether this is a career for you? This mini-internship will put you in the shoes of a scientific reporter, leading you through exercises that will give you a true feel for a “day on the job” in the fast paced world of science journalism, and help you to uncover tricks and tactics for communicating complex research to the general public.

To view the PowerPoint from her seminar on Science Journalism, Radio, and Communication Careers, please click here: Doucleff Seminar PowerPoint.


Michaeleen Doucleff, PhDdoucleff
Editor and Scientific Reporter, National Public Radio (NPR)

Dr. Michaeleen Doucleff is an editor and reporter for National Public Radio’s Science Desk, where she writes and reports on the Web and radio. Since coming to NPR in 2012, Dr. Doucleff has covered a broad range of topics, from dog psychology and beer biophyics to chikungunya and Chagas.  Most recently, she has been reporting on the Ebola epidemic both here in the U.S. and Liberia.

Before coming to NPR, Dr. Doucelff was a scientific editor at the journal Cell, where she started a column about the science behind cultural events, such as the World Cup and the Academy Awards. Her work has also been published in periodicals such as the Wall Street Journal and Runners World Magazine. Dr. Doucleff earned her PhD in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. She did her undergraduate work at the California Institute of Technology.