Jason Davis is the editorial director for The Planetary Society. He oversees and contributes to the Society's editorial content, including articles, stories, educational web pages, images, infographics, podcasts and videos.
Davis holds a master's degree in journalism from the University of Arizona, where he specialized in science writing and digital publications. He was a NASA Space Grant graduate fellow, and produced a 35-minute documentary film called Desert Moon, narrated by former astronaut Mark Kelly. He has been a contributor for NBC News MACH and served as an adjunct professor at the University of Arizona School of Journalism.
Davis began writing for The Planetary Society in 2011. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.
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