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|William J. Broad|
|Education||University of Wisconsin|
|Occupation||Author, Science Journalist|
|Known for||The Oracle
The Universe Below
Betrayers of the Truth
Distinguished Service to Journalism (University of Wisconsin)
Science-in-Society (National Association of Science Writers)
William J. Broad is an American science journalist, author and a Senior Writer at The New York Times.
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Broad is the author or co-author of eight books, most recently The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards (Simon & Schuster, 2012). Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War (Simon & Schuster, 2001) was a number-one New York Times bestseller. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. His other titles include The Universe Below: Discovering the Secrets of the Deep Sea (Simon & Schuster, 1997); Teller's War: The Top-Secret Story Behind the Star Wars Deception (Simon & Schuster, 1992); and (with Nicholas Wade) Betrayers of the Truth: Fraud and Deceit in the Halls of Science (Simon & Schuster, 1982).
In his work, he focusses on exploring the social repercussions of science.
In 2012, Broad received criticism for an article on "How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body" from several respected yoga leaders, including in an article written by Mark Stephens, author of Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques (North Atlantic Books, 2010) entitled "How Yoga Will Not Wreck Your Body".
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Broad has won two Pulitzer Prizes with Times colleagues, as well as an Emmy and a DuPont. He won the Pulitzers for coverage of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster and the feasibility of antimissile arms. In 2002, he won the Emmy for a PBS Nova documentary that detailed the threat of bioterrorism, based on his best-selling book Germs. He was a Pulitzer finalist in 2005 for articles written with Times colleague David E. Sanger on nuclear proliferation. In 2007, he shared a DuPont Award (with the Times team, Investigation Discovery and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism for the documentary, Nuclear Jihad: Can Terrorists Get the Bomb?
- Broad, William J (13 March 1981), "The Publishing Game: Getting More for Less", Science 211 (4487): 1137–1139, doi:10.1126/science.7008199, PMID 7008199
- With Nicholas Wade Betrayers of the Truth: Fraud and Deceit in the Halls of Science. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1983. ISBN 0-671-49549-6.
- Star Warriors : A Penetrating Look into the Lives of the Young Scientists Behind Our Space Age Weaponry, Simon and Schuster, NY (1985) ISBN 0-671-54566-3.
- Teller's War: The Top-Secret Story Behind the Star Wars Deception, Simon and Schuster, NY (1992) ISBN 0-671-70106-1.
- The Universe Below (1997) New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-684-81108-1 Also ISBN 978-0-684-81108-6
- The Oracle: The Lost Secrets and Hidden Messages of Ancient Delphi (2006). New York: Penguin Press. ISBN 1-59420-081-5 Also ISBN 978-1-59420-081-6
- The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards (2012). New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-1-4516-4142-4
The following is a list of reviews. It does not purport to be exhaustive or even comprehensive, with reviews selected solely as may be found in a brief search, as an aid reader.
Notes and references
- Gaines, Richard (September 22, 2009), "New York Times' report on food fish raises New Zealand industry's ire", Gloucester Daily Times