Amy Harmon (born September 17, 1968) is an American journalist. She
Pulitzer Prize as a correspondent for The New York Times
covering the impact of science and technology on everyday life.
Harmon uses narrative storytelling to illuminate the human dilemmas
posed by advances in science. In 2013, she was named a Guggenheim
1 Early life and education
3.2 Essays and reporting
Early life and education
Harmon was born in
New York City
New York City in 1968. She received a B.A.
degree in American Studies from the
University of Michigan
University of Michigan and began
her career in journalism as the Opinion page editor of the Michigan
Daily, the university's student newspaper.
Harmon was hired as a reporter for the
Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times and briefly
covered the auto industry from the paper's Detroit bureau, before she
moved to Los Angeles and started writing mainly about digital
technology and science.
In 1997, she joined The New York Times. Three years later she wrote an
article about a black internet entrepreneur and his white partner, "A
Limited Partnership: The Black Internet Entrepreneur Had the Idea; The
White One Became the Venture's Public Face". It was one of ten
articles in a series on race relations for which The New York Times
staff won the
Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. Harmon won the
prize for Explanatory Reporting alone in 2008 for a series titled "The
DNA Age" about the ramifications of new genetic technology. The award
formally cited "her striking examination of the dilemmas and ethical
issues that accompany DNA testing, using human stories to sharpen her
reports." In 2011, Harmon's "Target Cancer" series, about the human
testing of a new kind of cancer drug, received the National Academies
Communication Award, the journalism award given by the National
Academies of Science. Her article "Autistic and Seeking a Place in
an Adult World" won the 2012
Casey Medal for excellence in reporting
on children and families.
In 2013, she wrote the short e-book, Asperger Love: Searching for
Romance When You're Not Wired to Connect, published in 2013 by New
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Harmon, Amy (2013). Asperger love : searching for romance when
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Essays and reporting
Harmon, Amy (Feb–Mar 2014). "Citrus fightback : race to save
the orange by altering its DNA".
Special Feature. Food Wars. Cosmos.
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Amy Harmon biography, nytimes.com. Retrieved on April 8, 2008
^ a b "The 2008
Pulitzer Prize Winners: Explanatory Reporting". The
Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved November 4, 2013. With short biography and
reprints of 10 works (N.Y. Times articles March 18 to December 28,
^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 14, 2013.
Retrieved April 20, 2013. Guggenheim Foundation Biography.
^ "A Limited Partnership". Amy Harmon. The New York Times. June 14,
2000. Reprint as part of 2001
Pulitzer Prize portfolio.
^ "National Reporting". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved October 27,
2013. With reprints of 10 works (June 2000 N.Y. Times articles).
^ "National Academies Keck Futures Initiative - Communication Awards".
www.keckfutures.org. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
^ "2012 JCCF Casey Medals". www.journalismcenter.org. Retrieved
January 24, 2018.
^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 31, 2013.
Retrieved April 20, 2013. . Asperger Love: A New York Times /
Byliner Original by Amy Harmon.