Deborah Blum

Deborah Blum

Director, Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT

Deborah Blum is a Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist, columnist, and author of five books, including The Poisoner’s Handbook (2010) and Love at Goon Park (2002). She is a former president of NASW, was a member of the governing board of the World Federation of Science Writers, serves on the CASW board, and chairs the Program Committee for the 2017 World Conference of Science Journalists. Blum is co-editor of the book A Field Guide for Science Writers. In 2015 she was selected as the fourth director of the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT. She is founder and publisher of KSJ’s magazine, Undark.


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