Deborah Blum, director of the Knight Science Journalism program at MIT, is a Pulitzer prize winning science writer, and the author of five books, most recently the New York Times bestseller, The Poisoner's Handbook. She's written for publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Scientific American and Discover. She is co-editor of A Field Guide for Science Writers and a past-president of the National Association of Science Writers. She is an associate member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for her work in science communication.
In a new report, ITIF explores how the media has portrayed technology over the past 30 years and finds that there has been a notable shift in the tone of coverage towards a more pessimistic view of technology. Join ITIF for a presentation of the report findings as well as a panel discussion about trends in tech reporting and the way that citizens, businesses, and policymakers should adapt to this changing environment.