Chris Mooney (journalist)
September 20, 1977 |
Mesa, Arizona, U.S.
Mooney was born in Mesa, Arizona, and grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received his B.A. in English from Yale University in 1999, and has been a member of the board of the American Geophysical Union since November 2010.
Mooney is a senior correspondent for The American Prospect and a contributing editor for Science Progress. He maintains a blog, The Intersection, with Sheril Kirshenbaum. Originally hosted by Discover Magazine, the blog moved to Science Progress in 2011. Mooney also maintained a blog Doubt and About for the magazine Skeptical Inquirer, last contributing in 2006.
He is the author of four books:
- The Republican War on Science, 2005.
- Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle over Global Warming, 2007.
- Unscientific America, co-written with Kirshenbaum, 2009.
- The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science and Reality. Wiley, 2012. ISBN 978-1118094518.
In recent years, Mooney has contributed to a variety of other publications, including Slate, Salon.com, Mother Jones, Legal Affairs, Reason, The American Scholar, The Washington Monthly, the Utne Reader, Columbia Journalism Review, The Washington Post, the Washington City Paper and The Boston Globe.
Recurring topics in Mooney's writing include global warming, the creation–evolution controversy, bioethics, alternative medicine, pollution, separation of church and state, and the government funding of education, research, and environmental protection.
From 2009 to 2010, Mooney was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Only 10 to 12 journalists from the U.S. and around the world are accepted for such a fellowship per year.
From 2010 to 2013, Mooney served as one of the hosts of the Center for Inquiry podcast Point of Inquiry. Mooney, co-host Indre Viskontas, and producer Adam Isaak, announced their resignation in June, 2013. The first episode of the new podcast, Inquiring Minds, was released in September 2013.
- "AGU Board adds new members with expertise in science policy and communication". Retrieved 2011-03-27.
- The Science Network: Biographical note
- Mooney, Chris. "The Intersection Has Officially Moved to Science Progress". The Intersection. Discover Magazine. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
- "Doubt and About". Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
- "About the Author". Basic Books. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
- The Center for Collaborative History
- "Author Bios: Chris Mooney", The Nation
- 2009–10 Knight Fellows
- Knight Science Journalism Fellowships at MIT
- Chris C. Mooney. "The Rumors of My Fellowship Have Been Greatly Accurate".
- "Chris Mooney-Accommodationism and the Psychology of Belief". Point of Inquiry. 2011-05-09. Retrieved 2012-10-24.
- "Point of Inquiry Team Resigns, Launches New Show with Mother Jones". Retrieved 4 July 2013.
- Inquiring Minds on Facebook. "Inquiring Minds Podcast". Retrieved 1 January 2014.
- "The Intersection with Chris Mooney", column at Science Progress.
- "Diagnosing the Republican Brain" by Chris Mooney, Mother Jones, March 30, 2012.
- "The Republican Brain on the Republican Brain" by Chris Mooney, Truthout, April 20, 2012.
- "Why the GOP distrusts science" by Chris Mooney, Salon, April 2, 2012.
- "Chris Mooney Dissects the Republican Brain" by Thorne Webb Dreyer, The Rag Blog, May 11, 2012. Includes podcast of Thorne Dreyer's May 4, 2012, Rag Radio interview with Chris Mooney (56:37).
- "Inside the Political Brain" by Chris Mooney, The Atlantic, May 1, 2012.
- "Climate Change's Myths and Facts" by Chris Mooney, The Washington Post, March 21, 2009.
- Chris Mooney's blog at DeSmogBlog.