July 18, 2007
Corey Powell, Executive Editor, Discover magazine, 7-19-07
Corey Powell is the Executive Editor at Discover magazine, where he oversees the magazine’s overall design and content, with a special emphasis on narrative features and investigative stories. He also work closely with the magazine’s new columnists, including Jaron Lanier, Bruno Maddox, and Douglas Rushkoff. Previously Mr. Powell spent eight years at Discover in other roles, including Web director, news editor, and features editor.
Mr. Powell started his scientific career at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, helping to build and test gamma-ray telescopes, before joining the editorial staff of Physics Today. He spent eight years on the Board of Editors at Scientific American, first as a features editor, then as a reviews and special projects editor, and finally as the director of the magazine’s Web site. Mr. Powell’s first book, God in the Equation - an exploration of the spiritual impulse in modern cosmology - was published in 2002 by the Free Press. He is an adjunct professor of science writing in NYU’s Science and Environmental Reporting Program (currently on sabbatical).
Mr. Powell’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Newsday, Los Angeles Times, World Art, and The Forward. Major media appearances include guest spots on CNN, MSNBC, ABC News, Fox News, CBS News, WABC, the Sci Fi Channel, Science Friday, and BBC Radio.
Discover magazine, launched in 1980, delivers entertaining, relevant and thought-provoking science content that feeds the mind and fuels the imagination.
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