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Press Release June 20, 2013

Scientific American appoints a Washington, D.C. Editor


Scientific American is pleased to announce the appointment of Associate Editor Dina Fine Maron who will be based in the Washington, D.C. office of Nature Publishing Group (NPG). Maron writes about health, medicine and biology for Scientific American.

"So many stories of interest to Scientific American have a policy angle," said Scientific American editor in chief Mariette DiChristina. "We are very excited to have a steady presence in Washington, D.C. with our hire of Dina."

"It’s an honor and privilege to join a magazine that strives to always dig deeper on important science and health issues," says Maron. "I look forward to being part of such a talented team."

Prior to joining Scientific American, Maron reported for publications including Newsweek, Time.com, Greenwire, ClimateWire, Science News and The Boston Globe. In addition to health and politics, Maron has previously covered environment and energy issues and the Department of Defense. She has a masters degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. from Brandeis University. Her coverage on mental illness and stigma for Newsweek was awarded the Outstanding Media Award for 2009 from the National Alliance on Mental Illness.


About Scientific American
Scientific American is at the heart of Nature Publishing Group's consumer media division, meeting the needs of the general public. Founded in 1845, Scientific American is the longest continuously published magazine in the U.S. and the leading authoritative publication for science in the general media. Together with scientificamerican.com and in translation in 14 languages around the world, it reaches more than 5 million consumers and scientists. Other titles include Scientific American Mind and Spektrum der Wissenschaft in Germany. Scientific  Americanwon a 2011 National Magazine Award for General Excellence. For more information, please visit www.scientificamerican.com.


FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Rachel Scheer
Corporate Public Relations Manager, Nature Publishing Group
Tel: (212) 451-8569
Email: r.scheer@us.nature.com

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