Science Journalist (USA)

Betsy Mason

Betsy is a freelance writer and editor specializing in science and cartography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is coauthor with Greg Miller of All Over the Map, an illustrated book about maps and cartography for National Geographic (October 2018). Her work appears in numerous publications including National Geographic, Science, Nature, WIRED, Science News, Scientific American, Discover, and New Scientist. Previously Betsy was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, a senior editor at WIRED in charge of online science coverage, and the science reporter at the Contra Costa Times where she won the American Geophysical Union’s David Perlman award for breaking news for her coverage of earthquake risk in the Bay Area. She has a master’s degree in geology from Stanford University and is a graduate of the UC Santa Cruz Science Communication Program. She is secretary of the board of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing.

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