Meet SEJ member Benjamin Ryan! Ben is an independent journalist, specializing in science coverage. He has written for The New York Times, The Guardian, The Nation, The Atlantic, NBC News, New York Magazine, The Marshall Project, The Village Voice, The New York Observer, Men's Journal, City & State, Quartz, Out and The Advocate. He is particularly interested in climate change, public health, psychology and how the science of each field intersects with public policy. Ben graduated cum laude from Columbia University. He is also a member of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and the Association of Healthcare Journalists.
Ben has been an SEJ member since April 2020, and particularly recommends colleagues check out the EJToday newsletter and SEJ's annual conference. "Last year's conference in particular had some really great speakers and gave me a lot of good ideas for pitches."
Here's a sample of Benjamin's stories:
- "This California Law Offers Biden a Tool in the Fight for Environmental Justice," The Nation, December 24, 2020.
- "Managing the Majestic Jumbo Flying Squid," The New York Times, June 4, 2020.
- "To Feed a Hot Planet, They’re Making More Efficient Plants," The New York Times, September 21, 2019.
- "These Days, It's Not About the Polar Bears," The New York Times, May 12, 2019.
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