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Foreign Press Association recommended event:
CITY OF SCIENCE TRUTH AND LIES - COVERING COVID-19
FEB 24, 2021 | 7:30 PM
In this era of polarization and soundbites, how do journalists cover a crucial and complex topic like COVID-19?
Besides the challenge of translating life-and-death medical and technical information quickly to a broad audience, they must also guard against misinformation, lies, and the politicization of science. How can journalists dig through the many layers to bring lifesaving facts to the public?
Emily Laber-Warren, director of the Health and Science Reporting Program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, CUNY, moderates a panel featuring: Lauren Friedman, a top health and food editor at Consumer Reports and adjunct professor at Newmark J-School; Roxanne Khamsi, a science journalist and WIRED contributor who has taught at Newmark J-School; and Apoorva Mandavilli, a health and science reporter at The New York Times.