Nicholas Wade on New York Times Science Reporting
  Nicholas Wade     Biography    
Recorded: 30 May 2003

We’re slightly different in science, I guess, because we give more space to science than most newspapers. We have more science reporters. And we have our Tuesday Science section. So I guess our science coverage is different in the sense that it’s more comprehensive. But I think that’s the main difference. Otherwise-and the stories in the Wall Street Journal or the Washington Post often tend to cover much the same ground. The [Wall Street] Journal’s stories are always excellent. And they’re written for business people. So they need to be concise and clear and full of information and they are.

Nicholas Wade received a B.A. in natural sciences from King's College in Cambridge (1964). He was deputy editor of (italics) Nature magazine in London and then became that journal's Washington correspondent. He joined (italics) Science magazine in Washington as a reporter and later moved to (italics)The New York Times, where he has been an editorial writer, concentrating his writing on issues of defense, space, science, medicine, technology, genetics, molecular biology, the environment, and public policy, a science reporter, and science editor. He is the author or coauthor of several books including (italics) LIFE SCRIPT: How The Human Genome Discoveries Will Transform Medicine And Enhance Your Health (2002).

Covering the Human Genome Project for the (italics) New York Times since 1990, Wade has interviewed Watson on various occasions and visited Cold Spring Harbor for the annual Genome symposium.