STAT reporter to talk about finding ‘the great stories of science’

Eric Boodman and Carl Zimmer.
Eric Boodman and Carl Zimmer

Eric Boodman, a reporter at STAT, will speak at Yale on Tuesday, Nov. 14, as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.

Boodman’s talk, “Finding the Great Stories of Science: In Conversation with Carl Zimmer,” will take place in the Davenport College common room, 275 Park St.. Zimmer writes The New York Times’ weekly “Matter” column and teaches a course on science communications at Yale.

Boodman is a general assignment reporter for STAT, Boston Globe Media’s national publication covering science and medicine for a general audience. He is a 2015 graduate of Yale College, where he studied history of science and narrative journalism.

Reporting for STAT has taken Boodman to monkey labs, a homemade radio tower in the Texas countryside, and operating rooms, among other adventures. Earlier this year, he won the American Society of Magazine Editors “Next” Award for journalists under 30.

While at Yale, Boodman co-edited the New Journal and interned at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. His work has also appeared in Discover Magazine,, the Boston Globe, and the Montreal Review of Books. His first journalism assignment was reviewing books about birds for the Montreal Gazette at 13 years old.

The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism was established by Nelson Poynter, who received his master’s degree in 1927 from Yale. The fellowship brings to campus journalists from a wide variety of outlets who have made significant contributions to their field. Among recent Poynter fellows are Alison Snyder, Margot Sanger-Katz, and Kurt Eichenwald.

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