About the MBL Logan Science Journalism Program


Get Your Hands On Research!

The Logan Science Journalism Program at the MBL, founded in 1986, offers professional science journalists, writers, editors, and broadcast journalists a chance to forget about story deadlines and immerse themselves in the process of basic biomedical and environmental research. Room, board, course fees, and travel are covered for accepted fellows.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Logan Science Journalism Program has been CANCELLED. The 2021 program will be held June 1 – June 10.

Fellowships for the 2021 program have been awarded and will be announced later this year.

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The program offers journalists the choice between two introductory, intensive research courses held at the yobet登陆 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and nearby field sites:

2016-biomed-alec-hamilton-and-rod-mccullom-t-kleindinst-crop-copy For Science and Health Journalists:
Biomedical Hands-On Research Course
shanna-baker-2016-at-plum-island-credit-sasha-chapman-copy For Environmental Journalists:
Environmental Hands-On Research Course

“This kind of [research] experience should be a requisite part of the career of any science journalist.” —Erik Olsen, The New York Timesyobet登陆 (2013 Environmental Fellow)

More testimonials from program alumni are here.

Photo credits: Tom Kleindinst (first thumbnail), Sasha Chapman (second thumbnail)