At public radio show Science Friday, producers dig for nature’s best narratives—from the soil microbes teeming deep beneath the earth, to the ecosystems at the tops of the tallest tree canopies, to the crops being impacted by climate change. Science journalist and digital producer Lauren J. Young invites you to learn about Science Friday’s newsroom, where she’ll reveal how staff writers, videographers, editors, and audio storytellers connect with researchers to find and craft these stories, bringing science closer to the general public.
About the Speaker
Lauren J. Young is a journalist, editor, and digital producer at the public radio show Science Friday.
She crafts pre- and post-show articles so that listeners can get their fill of science stories throughout the week. She specializes in writing long-form feature articles and co-manages SciFri’s social media channels. Lauren holds a B.S. in biology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and an M.A. in science journalism from New York University’s Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program. Her stories can be found at IEEE Spectrum, Atlas Obscura, Scholastic MATH, Smithsonian Online, and Inverse.com.