Visiting Associate Professor
Director, Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
N4004 Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library
Elizabeth Bass is a veteran journalist with a specialty in medical writing and editing. At Newsday, where she worked for 20 years, she ran the features copy desk, served as deputy national editor and deputy foreign editor, and shaped special projects for the New York City edition.
During six years as science and health editor of Newsday, she supervised reporting that won the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism, as well as other top science journalism awards. Bass has taught as an adjunct at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and Hofstra University, teaching courses in reporting, editing, feature writing, and the history of mass media. She is the co-author of two books, Bioterrorism: A Guide for Hospital Preparedness, and KidsHealth Guide for Parents: Pregnancy to Age 5. Bass got her start in newspapers at Cornell University, where she received a bachelor’s degree and was editor-in-chief of The Cornell Daily Sun.