Robert Frederick | Multimedia Journalist

Avocation

I like to learn, analyze, create, present, tell stories....


I share stories from where I'm fortunate to go.




I watch, listen, and cartoon.



I draw, paint, and tell stories sometimes without any words.



Singing is storytelling set to music.
Since age 9 I've sung—with auditions and performances—
and have been a semiprofesssional musician since college.


Selected Invited Talks


UNC School of Medicine
Digital Storytelling and Videos 2022


Nieman Foundation for Journalism
interviewer, Professor Evelynn M. Hammonds 2021


Harvard Political Review
“The Public Journal is a Public Trust” 2021


Massachusetts Institute of Technology “The Wicked Problem of Misinformation" 2021


Nieman Foundation for Journalism
“Stop Sharing V.D. (Viral Deception)" 2020


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“A Common Area of Valid Fact” 2020


Harvard Crimson
“Journalism During the Age of the Pandemic” panelist 2020


European Conference of Science Journalists
"New Reality for Media” panelist 2017


North Carolina State University
“A Case for Multimedia Storytelling” 2013


Wake Forest University
“Alternative Storytelling” 2013


Conference on College Composition and Commuication
“Science Writing 2.0: Telling Important Stories in a Noisy Age” 2013


Association of Writers and Writing Programs
“Science Writing for All” moderator and presenter 2013


High Point University
“Influencing Your Decisions” 2012


University of Chicago
“Taking the Next Step” panelist 2012


UNC Charlotte Inaugural Graduate Student Career Symposium panelist 2011


National Association of Science Writers (NASW)
“Disabling Technology—Don't Let Media Drive The Message” 2011


UC Santa Cruz (in D.C.)
“Using Online and Social Media to Reach New Audiences” 2011


Science European Office
“Transitioning to the Digital Age” 2010


NASW Student Mentoring Program - San Diego
“Journalism in the Digital Age” 2010


University of Michigan
“Covering the ‘Eureka!’” 2008


St. Mary’s College, Maryland
“Listen and Look: Telling Multimedia Science Stories” 2008


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation “Communicating with the media” panelist 2006


AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows
“Freelancing Science Journalism” 2004