Christie Nicholson

Position/Organization: freelance; contributing editor, Scientific American

Christie Nicholson is a multimedia science journalist based in New York. She is a contributing editor at Scientific American where she developed and launched an online community and helped launch two video series and two audio podcasts. Currently she produces and hosts the weekly podcast 60-Second Psych and produces 60-Second Earth. She is an on-air contributor to multiple Web and TV shows that have appeared on Slate, Discovery Channel and the Science Channel. A graduate of Columbia University's School of Journalism, she co-created the 'Science of Sex,' a Web site that won two Webby Awards. She recently spoke at Stanford/MIT VLAB about brain-machine interface, and speaks frequently about the current upheaval in traditional communication due to the Web. She is a faculty member at the Banff Centre for the Arts where every August she teaches an intensive two-week seminar in science communication.