Michael E. Newman

Michael E. Newman

Senior communications officer, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Freelance writer/editor

Michael E. Newman is a broad-based communicator with an extensive and award-winning record in three branches of communications – public relations, journalism and broadcast media. His 36-year career – the past 26 years with the federal government – has included full-time positions and freelance work in science and medical communications, corporate PR, broadcast TV and radio, and mass market publications. From 1991 to 2007, Newman served as director of media relations for the NIST, the Commerce Department agency that serves as the nation’s measurement and standards laboratory and the federal agency charged with helping U.S. industry become more competitive in the global marketplace. In his current role as NIST’s senior communications officer, he continues to perform many of his past duties involving media relations and science writing. Additionally, his responsibilities include writing and updating content on the NIST Web pages, and writing and producing video news features. Newman also has been a successful freelance writer/editor/video producer for more than 30 years, primarily on science, technology, medical and health topics. He is co-chair of NASW’s PIO Committee, serves on the Programs Committee, and received the organization’s 2013 Diane McGurgan Award for dedication and volunteer service.


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