SEJ Member Spotlight: Barbara Moran

Barbara Moran is an award-winning science journalist who has written for many publications, including New Scientist, Invention & Technology, Technology Review and the Boston Globe. Her television documentary credits include the PBS series Frontline, The American Experience and NOVA, as well as the History and Discovery Channels. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Boston University’s graduate program in science and medical reporting, she received a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT in 2001. Her first book, The Day We Lost the H-bomb, a nonfiction account of the worst nuclear weapons accident in history, was published by Random House in 2009 and shortlisted for the History of Science Society’s Davis Award. She lives in Brookline, MA, with her husband and sons.

Earlier this year, Moran was the recipient of a Fund for Environmental Journalism grant for her proposal to produce articles examining the impact on environmental pollution and public health of industrial laundries in New England. Her November 19, 2012 story, "EPA Investigating Toxic Laundry Emissions In New England," was published on C-Hit and distributed to the Hartford Courant, New Haven Register, Middletown Press and Torrington-Register Citizen, which all published the story online on November 20, 2012. It was expected the CTNewsJunkie and CTWatchdog online news sites would follow suit; in addition, Fox News in Connecticut planned a story on its evening program, which was also taped for an NPR segment the following day.

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