Santa Fe Institute

Journalism Fellowship in Complexity Science - Past

Modeled after signature journalism fellowships at other top research institutions, the SFI Journalism Fellowship In Complexity Science will identify accomplished journalists with an interest in complex issues that complexity science can help address. While we do not require or expect a selected fellow to cover the Institute’s work, we do hope he or she will take advantage of this rare access to SFI’s approach, people, and education programs and acquire an immersive knowledge of the methods and tools modern science can bring to bear on some of the most important problems of our time.

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Sandra Blakeslee

Sandra Blakeslee is a third-generation science reporter and a 45-year science correspondent for The New York Times. She began her career with the Times United Nations bureau and its city desk. In 1968 she joined the science desk as a staff reporter and three years later began writing on contract for the Times, reporting from Palo Alto, Bamenda (Cameroon), Paris (France), Los Angeles, and Santa Fe. In four-plus decades she has covered nearly every topic in science and in the 1980s began to specialize in neuroscience. She has authored or co-authored nine books, her most recent on the human microbiome and the deleterious effects of antibiotics on our health (with Martin Blaser at NYU). Since 1995 she and Times colleague George Johnson have hosted the Santa Fe Science Writing Workshop. She tentatively plans to spend November 2013 at SFI.

Veronique Greenwood

Veronique (Nikki) Greenwood’s well researched, nuanced science reporting spans a range of disciplines. She began her career reporting for the New Haven Advocate and went on to be an assistant editor at SEED magazine. She later served as a staff writer at Discover magazine, and during that time covered research at SFI. As a freelancer she has contributed to such publications as Discover, Scientific American, Popular Science, The New Yorker, TIME, and The Atlantic. She plans to spend May through June 2014 at SFI.

Guy Gugliotta

Guy Gugliotta spent 16 years with The Washington Post as a science reporter and political and domestic policy correspondent. He began his career at U.P.I. and The Miami Herald covering wars, crises, and policy issues in Latin America and elsewhere around the world. For the last seven years he has had a successful career as a freelance science journalist writing for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Smithsonian, The Atlantic, Wired, and other publications. He is co-author of Kings of Cocaine (on the Medellin Cartel) and author of Freedom's Cap (history of the construction of the U.S. Capitol in the years leading up to the Civil War). He plans to be at SFI from February through early May 2014.

Julie Rehmeyer

Julie Rehmeyer is an accomplished science and mathematics reporter with an evangelical drive to improve ordinary people's appreciation for the quantitative sciences. During her journalism career she has contributed pieces to Science News, Discover, Wired, New Scientist, Science, and Technology Review. Since 2007 she has written the popular math column in Science News, Math Trek, and since 2010 Wired's occasional math column, Equation. She holds a master's degree in mathematics from MIT and has taught math, science, philosophy, literature, and music at St. John's College. Her Science News article "Darwin: The reluctant mathematician" was included in the Best American Mathematics Writing 2010. She plans to spend January 2014 at SFI.

Alexandra Witze

Alexandra Witze is an award-winning science journalist with a national reputation for her elegant coverage of highly complex topics in the natural world. She began her career at Earth magazine and at the Dallas Morning News and later served as chief of Nature's Washington, D.C. bureau where she supervised the journal's news coverage. More recently she was a regular features contributor to Science News. She has returned to the staff at Nature as contributing correspondent. Alex has freelanced for such publications as The Economist, Science News, American Archaeology, New Scientist, Technology Review, and Sky & Telescope. She plans to spend February 2014 at SFI.

Sandra Blakeslee

Journalism Fellow

Sandra Blakeslee is a third-generation science reporter and a 45-year science correspondent for The New York Times. She began her career with the Times United Nations bureau and its city desk. In 1968 she joined the science desk as a staff reporter and three years later began writing on contract for the Times, reporting from Palo Alto, Bamenda (Cameroon), Paris (France), Los Angeles, and Santa Fe. In four-plus decades she has covered nearly every topic in science and in the 1980s began to specialize in neuroscience. She has authored or co-authored nine books, her most recent on the human microbiome and the deleterious effects of antibiotics on our health (with Martin Blaser at NYU). Since 1995 she and Times colleague George Johnson have hosted the Santa Fe Science Writing Workshop. She is spending November 2013 at SFI.

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Veronique Greenwood

Journalism Fellow

Veronique (Nikki) Greenwood’s well researched, nuanced science reporting spans a range of disciplines. She began her career reporting for the New Haven Advocate and went on to be an assistant editor at SEED magazine. She later served as a staff writer at Discover magazine, and during that time covered research at SFI. As a freelancer she has contributed to such publications as Discover, Scientific American, Popular Science, The New Yorker, TIME, and The Atlantic. She plans to spend May through June 2014 at SFI.

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Guy Gugliotta

Journalism Fellow

Guy Gugliotta spent 16 years with The Washington Post as a science reporter and political and domestic policy correspondent. He began his career at U.P.I. and The Miami Herald covering wars, crises, and policy issues in Latin America and elsewhere around the world. For the last seven years he has had a successful career as a freelance science journalist writing for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Smithsonian, The Atlantic, Wired, and other publications. He is co-author of Kings of Cocaine (on the Medellin Cartel) and author of Freedom's Cap (history of the construction of the U.S. Capitol in the years leading up to the Civil War). He plans to be at SFI from February through early May 2014.

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Julie Rehmeyer

Journalism Fellow

Julie Rehmeyer is an accomplished science and mathematics reporter with an evangelical drive to improve ordinary people's appreciation for the quantitative sciences. During her journalism career she has contributed pieces to Science News, Discover, Wired, New Scientist, Science, and Technology Review. Since 2007 she has written the popular math column in Science News, Math Trek, and since 2010 Wired's occasional math column, Equation. She holds a master's degree in mathematics from MIT and has taught math, science, philosophy, literature, and music at St. John's College. Her Science News article "Darwin: The reluctant mathematician" was included in the Best American Mathematics Writing 2010. She plans to spend January 2014 at SFI.

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Alexandra Witze

Journalism Fellow

Alexandra Witze is an award-winning science journalist with a national reputation for her elegant coverage of highly complex topics in the natural world. She began her career at Earth magazine and at the Dallas Morning News and later served as chief of Nature's Washington, D.C. bureau where she supervised the journal's news coverage. More recently she was a regular features contributor to Science News. She has returned to the staff at Nature as contributing correspondent. Alex has freelanced for such publications as The Economist, Science News, American Archaeology, New Scientist, Technology Review, and Sky & Telescope. She plans to spend February 2014 at SFI.

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