Student Applications Wanted for ASA/AAAS Mass Media Fellowship

Students, are you interested in journalism? Do you want an invaluable experience that also advances a statistical perspective? If so, apply for the AAAS Mass Media Fellowship. The selected fellow will spend 10 weeks with a media outlet next summer as the ASA-sponsored Mass Media Fellow (MMF).

“One of the most valuable aspects of this work was that, in writing about statistics, I became introspective about my own academic research,” wrote Irineo Cabreros, the 2017 MMF “My experience this summer hooked me. I left Slate flush with inspiration for future projects and hungry to keep going. I began the summer as a dabbler in science communication. Now, I don’t think I can imagine a future without journalism being part of it.”

As part of their job, the student scientists and their host journalists strive to make science news easy for the public to understand. The fellowship program is designed to enhance coverage of science-related issues in the media to improve public understanding and appreciation of science and technology.

Applications will be accepted through January 15 on the AAAS website.