Siri J. Carpenter, Ph.D.

Madison, WI
(608) 442-9866
siricarpenter@gmail.com
www.siricarpenter.com

Journalism Experience

The Open Notebook (www.theopennotebook.com)

Co-founder and editor, 2010-present

Co-founded and edit non-profit online publication that provides tools and resources to help science journalists hone their skills.

Oversee development of the publication; assign stories to freelancers; respond to pitches and craft story ideas; write and edit individual stories; manage production schedule and budget; acquire grant support for the publication; manage a board of advisers; manage social media and outreach for the publication; speak at conferences and journalism schools.

Freelance Science Journalist Madison, WI, 2002-2012; and May 2014-present

Clients have included The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Science, Science Careers, O, the Oprah MagazinePrevention, Scientific American Mind, and many other publications.

First author of Visualizing Psychology, an introductory psychology textbook for college students (John Wiley & Sons, 2007).

Discover Magazine

Features editor, November 2013-May 2014

Senior editor, October 2012- November 2013

APA Monitor on Psychology Washington, D.C.
Senior Science Writer, 2000-2002

Science News Washington, D.C.
Science Writer Intern, 1999

Richmond Times-Dispatch Richmond, VA
Science and Engineering Mass Media Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1998

The Nature Conservancy Madison, WI
Communications Intern, 1995

Education

Yale University New Haven, CT
Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), 2000
Master of Science (Psychology), 1997

University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), with honors, 1995
Phi Beta Kappa, 1993

Awards

Finalist, 2009 National Magazine Award

2009 Outstanding Article Award for Reporting on a Significant Topic, American Society of Journalists and Authors

Professional Memberships

American Society of Journalists and Authors

National Association of Science Writers

Professional Service

Co-chair, workshop planning group for “Science Writing in the Age of Denial,” a two-day professional meeting held in Madison, WI in April 2012 that attracted 200 participants and speakers from around the U.S. and overseas

Co-chair, National Association of Science Writers Freelance Committee, 2010-2012

Regular judge for various journalism awards (American Society of Journalists and Authors; National Association of Science Writers)

Frequent guest lecturer in journalism and science communications classes

Frequent panelist at professional meetings