Amanda Yarnell is the Senior Director of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Center for Health Communication. The center defines, teaches, and shares best practice for credibly communicating health information in an increasingly fragmented world. Prior to joining Harvard Chan, Amanda led the editorial, product, and audience engagement teams at Chemical & Engineering News, an award-winning nonprofit science news outlet published by the American Chemical Society. She also serves on the advisory board of Drug Hunter, a platform that empowers, educates, and connects scientists who work in drug discovery.
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Articles by Amanda
Four things newsrooms can do right now to counter science polarization
There are no easy fixes for systemic issues—but there are steps we can take to inoculate readers against misinformationPosted on
There aren’t easy fixes for a systemic issue like polarization—but there are steps we can all take to encourage civil discourse.
How We Built (and Nurtured) a Newsroom Product Team
Lessons from changing minds and shifting processes to be more product-oriented at Chemical & Engineering NewsPosted on
When we started thinking about bringing a product mindset to our work, our resources weren’t growing in step with our ambitions. We started to build infrastructure that would support our work, processes that would scale, and strategies that would help us respond quickly to change.