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JOANNA E. KLEIN
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Ragan Conference, speaker and panel moderator
The New York Times, Writer; Researcher; Fact checker Feb 2016-present
Played a crucial role in the initial shaping and development of Trilobites, an innovative digital column about science. Write, report, acquire photos and videos and create GIFs for press release and enterprise stories as freelancer for weekly Trilobites. Also write longer news, explainers, photo-based stories and features including a cover story: “This Coral Must Die.” Collaborate across desks to communicate science expertise as a fact checker for NYT Style (current) and previously tracking down ideas and writing scripts for Facebook 360, a virtual reality video team.
Spectrum, Fact Checker Jan 2016-present
Meticulously check facts in long-form stories using original documents, scientific papers and interviews for this digital news publication about autism research. Organize details and suggest, communicate and decide on changes with writers and editors.
Omni, Associate Editor Dec 2014-Jan 2015
Created, proofed and copyedited display copy for special reprint including iconic interviews with Freeman Dyson and John Lilly that were originally published in the classic science and science fiction magazine, Omni.
Nautilus Magazine, Editorial Intern Aug 2015-Feb 2016
Reported and wrote blogs, pitched stories based around themes, rigorously fact-checked long-form stories, collaborated with writers, scientists, editors and art directors, contributed to editorial meetings about art, story and audience building.
The New York Times, Intern May-Aug 2015
Expanded audience and engaged readers via social media, inspired the launch of Trilobites and received recognition in Nieman Lab and across newspaper departments for work co-leading Summer of Science, a successful science series experimenting with visuals.
Aeon Magazine, Editorial Intern Feb-May 2015
Wrote daily opinion pieces for an experimental platform designed for interactivity with an audience of scientists, academics and likeminded individuals. Fact-checked and edited essays about science and culture. Pitched essays and videos.
Scienceline.org, Special Projects Director; Reporter Sept 2014-Dec 2015
Led a creative team in production and editing of an innovative special issue on dormancy that published in four chapters over a summer month, produced podcast about a nightshift nurse and reported on a wide range including: environment, microbes, neuroscience, behavior, health and medicine. Staff of Scienceline received SPJ Mark of Excellence Award as a finalist for best student-run website in 2015.
Blue Chalk Media, Ochre Fellow April 2014-Aug 2014
Wrote features and launched Ochre, a digital publication about the visual storytelling industry that was nominated for three Webby awards. Assisted in website design and marketing strategy for social media including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
NYU Center for Neural Science, Dr. Joseph LeDoux , Online Community and Social Media Manager; Junior Research Scientist Sept 2009-June 2014
Created, managed and edited blog and social media. Initiated and played an integral role in orchestrating a website redesign. Led project and published academic papers on fear, memory and post-traumatic-stress-disorder. Mentored students and trained incoming members.
Duke University Talent Identification Program, Psychology Instructor; Psychology Teaching Assistant 2008-2009
Designed core curriculum, syllabus and lesson plans. Lectured and led activities for 30 middle-school children.
New York University Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program, New York, NY
Master of Arts, Science Journalism, Dec 2015
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
Master of Arts, General/Experimental Psychology, with honors, 2009
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, English minor, study abroad England, cum laude 2006