Veronika Meduna is an award-winning science and environment writer and broadcaster, with a focus on climate change. She is currently the New Zealand editor for The Conversation, a not-for-profit media organisation providing evidence-based current affairs analysis.
Before joining The Conversation, she produced and hosted a weekly science and environment programme on Radio New Zealand, for which she won several journalism awards, including the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union’s prize for best documentary. Veronika contributes to other media organisations, including the NZ Listener, NZ Geographic, New Scientist and Deutsche Welle.
Veronika has visited Antarctica three times as part of Antarctica New Zealand’s community engagement programme. Her book Science on Ice was a finalist for the 2013 Science Book Prize and published in the US by Yale University Press as Secrets of the Ice.
Veronika was a Chevening David Low Fellow, based at Green College at Oxford University and studying the media’s role in communicating scientific risk and uncertainty, and she was the recipient of a Robert Bell Fellowship to investigate civic journalism in the United States.