Rick Weiss is the director of SciLine, a nonpartisan, philanthropically supported free service for reporters and scientists. Rick founded SciLine in 2017 in response to changes in the journalism landscape that saw a loss of specialty science reporters from many local newsrooms and a need to help local and general assignment reporters integrate more research-backed evidence into their reporting. He has more than three decades of experience in journalism and media affairs, including 15 years as a science reporter at The Washington Post, where he covered the economic, societal, and ethical implications of advances in science and technology. He also led science and technology strategic communications operations in the White House and the Department of Defense. Rick holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Cornell University and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.
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