I’m David Levin, a freelance science and technology journalist based in Boston. My current clients include Tufts University, Harvard School of Public Health, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Pellet Productions, and Humongous Media, among others.
Prior to freelancing, I spent seven years as an editor/producer for NOVA Online, the companion site to the PBS science series. In addition to creating audio features, blog posts, and interactive pieces for the NOVA site, I played a key role in pushing NOVA towards transmedia science journalism.
In 2005, I launched the NOVA Podcast (the first podcast ever created by a PBS program), which grew to more than 3 million annual downloads by 2011. In 2009, I created the NOVA Minute, an ongoing series of science radio segments which aired weekday mornings on WGBH 89.7 FM. Later, in 2010, I orchestrated a partnership between NOVA and Carnegie Mellon University to incorporate Gigapan technology (highly zoomable panoramic imaging) into NOVA web features.
Before NOVA, I worked in both radio and print journalism, contributing to NPR’s All Songs Considered (online), All Things Considered, The Connection, PRI’s American Routes, Harvard Health Publications, Citysearch.com, and Boston’s Weekly Dig.