- Monday, February 22, 2016 at 4:10PM - 5:30PM
- YLS room 120
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How should journalists cover the latest emerging health threats? Given the immense influence of the media in shaping political and popular discourse, what are the responsibilities of journalists when dealing with scientific uncertainties in presenting their narratives? What are the dangers of over-hyping—or down-playing—an epidemic? Julia Belluz will reflect on her time covering emerging epidemics for Vox.
Julia Belluz is a National Magazine Award-winning journalist covering medicine and public health for Vox.com. She was a 2013-14 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. Julia’s writing has appeared in Maclean’s, the British Medical Journal, theGlobe and Mail, the National Post, Slate, the Times (of London), the Economist, and other publications.
Outside of reporting, Julia speaks regularly at health care and journalism conferences the world over. She is a fellow and guest lecturer at McMaster University and holds an MSc. from the London School of Economics and a B.A. from Ryerson University’s School of Journalism. Find her on Twitter @JuliaOfToronto
This event is funded by The Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fund
Global Health Justice Partnership and the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School