Erica Goode

Visiting Assistant Professor Newspaper & Online Journalism Also teaches in: Broadcast & Digital Journalism Communications

Erica Goode comes to Newhouse after 18 years as a reporter and editor at the New York Times, where she covered a variety of topics, including human behavior, criminal justice and climate change. She has written extensively on psychology and psychiatry, mass shootings, P.T.S.D. in military veterans, solitary confinement, climate refugee and other subjects.

In 2008, she spent the better part of a year in Baghdad as a correspondent covering the war in Iraq.

In 2009, at the request of then executive editor Bill Keller, she founded and led a cluster of reporters dedicated to environmental reporting. As environment editor, she steered the paper’s coverage of climate change and developed and edited several large projects, including “Temperature Rising,” a series of stories by Justin Gillis that won the Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism. During her career at the Times, she also served as the health editor for the Tuesday science section, and as a regional editor in the Metropolitan section.

Before joining the newspaper, she was an assistant managing editor at U.S. News and World Report under then editor James Fallows, editing the Science and Society section of the magazine. She also spent almost a decade as a senior writer at the magazine, writing pieces about psychiatry and psychology, including an award-winning cover story, “When Mental Illness Hits Home.”

She began her journalism career at the San Francisco Chronicle, where she started as an intern on a fellowship sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and ended up as staff science writer for the newspaper.

Ms. Goode has twice been a residential fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. She continues to freelance for the Times and for other publications and divides her time between Syracuse and New York City.

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