• Peter Aldhous

    Position/Organization: San Francisco Bureau chief, New Scientist


  • Misha Angrist

    Position/Organization: Assistant Professor of the Practice, Duke University Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy

    After completing a postdoc in genetics and an MFA in creative writing, Misha Angrist worked as a science editor at Duke University for five years. Since 2008 he has been Assistant Professor in Duke's Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy and a Visiting Lecturer at the Sanford School of Public Policy. In 2007 he became the fourth subject in Harvard geneticist George Church's Personal Genome Project and committed to make his genetic and health information public. In 2009 he had his complete genome sequenced.


  • Jason Allen Ashlock

    Position/Organization: principal and contracts manager, Moveable Type Literary Group

    Jason Allen Ashlock is founder of the Moveable Type Literary Group. As traditional publishing roles are redefined, the staff of MTLG offers a more expansive kind of representation. From web development to public relations to career counseling and financial advisement, the staff of Movable Type Literary Group aims to cultivate relationships with authors and editors that span the length of their careers. @jasonashlock


  • Sara Austin

    Position/Organization: Features editor, Self


  • Brandon Badger

    Position/Organization: product manager, Google Books

    Brandon Badger is a Product Manager for Google Books. Previously, he worked as a Product Manager for Google Earth and the Maps API. He has a MS in Computer Science and BA in Economics from Stanford University. In his free time he enjoys reading books and playing tennis. @servevolley


  • Melissa Bailey

    Position/Organization: managing editor, New Haven Independent.org and the Online Journalism Project

    Melissa Bailey is the managing editor of the Online Journalism Project and the New Haven Independent, which she joined in Feb. '06, six months after its launch. The Independent is funded by topic-specific foundation grants, organization sponsors and individual donors. The Online Journalism Project is a not-for-profit effort to promote professional-quality 'stand-alone' and 'hyperlocal' news sites on the Internet. Melissa is a 2004 graduate of Yale.


  • Karl Leif Bates

    Position/Organization: director of Research Communications, Duke University

    A 15-year veteran of newspaper journalism and former winner of the AAAS science writing award, Karl Bates edits and writes research news from all units of Duke and runs a monthly online magazine featuring multimedia storytelling. Bates serves on the advisory boards of EurekAlert! and the Science and Medical Journalism Program at the University of North Carolina, and is a founding member of the Science Communicators of North Carolina (SCONC).




  • Emily Bell

    Position/Organization: director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism; founder, The Guardian Unlimited

    Emily Bell, the inaugural director of Columbia J-School's Tow Center for Digital Journalism, has a distinguished career in journalism. She worked at the Guardian since 2000, first as founder and editor of the watchdog/commentary site mediaguardian.co.uk, then as editor-in-chief of the paper's entire online site, Guardian Unlimited.


  • Deborah Blum

    Position/Organization: NASW international liaison; program chair, WCSJ-Cairo 2011

  • Joseph Bonner

    Position/Organization: director of Communications and Public Affairs, The Rockefeller University

    Joe Bonner has worked at Rockefeller University's Office of Communications and Public Affairs since 1994, and he has served as head of that office since 2004. Joe is interested in how emerging technologies are rebooting science communication. Joe earned a bachelor's degree in ceramic science and engineering from Penn State University, where he also did graduate research on electronic and superconducting ceramics. Prior to joining Rockefeller, Joe worked as a bartender at the All-American Rathskeller in State College, PA, and as a proofreader/copyeditor for Plenum Publishing in New York.