MVP Fridays | Ed Yong: “Can stories of science create a more empathetic world?”

Reception to follow in Geddes Hall coffee house
Part of the Center for Social Concerns MVP Fridays series.

Named “the most important and impactful journalist” of 2020 by Poynter, Pulitzer Prize winner Ed Yong(link is external) is a science staff writer with The Atlantic. He was awarded journalism’s top honor, the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting, for his crucial coverage of the coronavirus pandemic.

He is the best-selling author of I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us(link is external), a groundbreaking, informative, and entertaining examination of the relationship between animals and microbes. His second book, An Immense World(link is external), takes a comprehensive look at the fascinating sensory worlds of animals. A New York Times bestseller, An Immense World is longlisted for the PEN America 2023 Literary Award and has made many Best Books of the Year lists. In addition to The Atlantic, his work has appeared in National Geographic, the New Yorker, Wired, Nature, New Scientist, and Scientific American, among others.

Co-sponsors: College of ScienceEck Institute for Global HealthGallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy