Science Times editor to talk on competing interests

2/7/2007 8:00:00 AM

Sharing about how one of nation's largest newspapers covers today's complicated science issues, Laura Chang, science editor for The New York Times, will give a public presentation 4 p.m. Feb. 15 in the ASUN Auditorium of the Jot Travis Student Union.

Her talk, "Making Sense of Science: How the Times steers a course through data overload and competing interests," is free to students, faculty and the public.

Chang assumed her position in September 2004 after six years in the department and three as the deputy science editor. Before that, she held various posts on the national desk, starting as a copy editor in May 1990, moving to the assigning side in 1993 and becoming special projects editor in 1995.

Chang began her career at The Seattle Times in 1985 working as a wire editor and copy editor. She left to join The New York Times in 1990.

Chang is also the editor of "Scientists at Work: Profiles of Today's Groundbreaking Scientists from Science Times." (McGraw-Hill, 2000).

A native of Seattle, Chang received a bachelor of science degree in communications, with an emphasis in psychology, at the University of Washington in 1984. She served as a copy-editing intern that summer at The Tribune in San Diego.


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