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Katie Palmer

Katie Palmer ('19)

senior editor, Wired, San Francisco

How journalists can use data to power investigative reporting on scientific research.

Katie Palmer is a science writer and editor. As a senior editor at Wired, she leads coverage of science online, focusing on biotechnology, climate, physics and space. Her reporting focuses on metascience and biology; she has reported for Wired on reproducibility efforts in the sciences, the genetics of marijuana and developing therapies targeting the microbiome. Her writing has also appeared in Discover and IEEE Spectrum. She earned a master’s from New York University’s Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program, and she earned a bachelor’s at Williams College, where she studied chemistry and neuroscience.

Posts by Katie

An ode to people much smarter than me

There’s great value in the ideas that emerge when two epistemological traditions collide (4 minute read)

How I sucked it up and got excited to code

Exploring ways to promote more transparency in science journalism (4 minute read)

What can science and journalism learn from each other?

This year, I’ve been thinking a lot about how journalists can take advantage of science’s tools to support our work. (4 minute read)

Read @KatieMPalmer on Medium.