Mark Roth-Public Communication for Researchers - Carnegie Mellon University

Mark Roth

Senior Staff Writer (retired), Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Mark Roth recently retired from being a senior staff writer at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, where had been working since 1982. He has served as both the newspaper's editor of long-term projects and its first full-time science editor. He specializes in science and medical issues, and for five years, he wrote a monthly series titled "The Thinkers," which profiled cutting-edge research. In 2010, he wrote a special series that explored all aspects of research on the human face.

Mark has won national, state and local awards for his writing and editing, including the 2009 Joanie Award from Uniting Against Lung Cancer. Mark was a 2005 German Marshall Fund journalist fellow, and in 2008 was invited to MIT to participate in the Knight Science Journalism workshop on brain science. Luckily for us, Mark has been teaching science writing at Carnegie Mellon since 2007.


Mark co-taught our 2012 "Telling Science Stories" seminar.