Meet SEJ member James Dinneen! James is a science and environmental journalist from Colorado, based in Somerville, Massachusetts. He received a BA from Colorado College where he studied history, philosophy and Asian studies. After stints as a ranch hand in Idaho, a dramaturg in California, and a cook and corn picker in Massachusetts, he started working as a freelance journalist. Currently a graduate student in MIT's science writing program, he's focused on writing about path-breaking research and the people conducting it, all the while following Einstein's edict to make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler. His reporting on science, people and the environment has appeared in National Geographic, Undark Magazine, Science, Yale E360, The Counter and Mongabay, among other publications.
Regarding the benefits of SEJ membership, James said, "My story with Alexander Kennedy, 'Below Aging U.S. Dams, a Potential Toxic Calamity,' was produced with the support of an FEJ Rapid Response Grant. Without it, we wouldn't have been able to spend so much time on the investigation, and on producing this multimedia story." Join James at SEJ today!
See some of James' work:
- "Untangling Mysteries of the Brain — With the Remarkable Biology of Squid," National Geographic, July 27, 2021.
- "Below Aging U.S. Dams, a Potential Toxic Calamity," Undark, June 1, 2021.
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