Health

August 26, 2021

Using Social Media to Source and Spread Science Journalism

KSJ Science Editing Handbook, a project of the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT, invites you to develop science editing skills through this companion webinar series. Fifth webinar: Learn how to mine social media for ideas and then use the platforms to promote your stories and engage readers. 1-2:30pm ET.

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July 15, 2021

Editing Controversial and “Controversial” Science

KSJ Science Editing Handbook, a project of the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT, invites you to develop science editing skills through this companion webinar series. Fourth webinar: Learn how to tell the difference between types of scientific controversies and how to responsibly convey that to your audience. 1-2:30pm ET.

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June 17, 2021

Covering Health Care — Covid and Beyond

KSJ Science Editing Handbook, a project of the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT, invites you to develop science editing skills through this companion webinar series. Third webinar: From studies to nutrition to vaccines, learn how to inoculate your health coverage from manipulation, misunderstanding or downright misinformation. 1-2:30pm ET.

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May 20, 2021

Covering Climate and the Environment

KSJ Science Editing Handbook, a project of the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT, invites you to develop science editing skills through this companion webinar series. Second webinar: Learn how to help readers understand ways in which humanity plays a role not only in the problem, but also in the solution, and how your journalism can make a difference. 1-2:30pm ET.

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April 15, 2021

Science Sources: Where to Find Them and How to Vet Them

KSJ Science Editing Handbook, a project of the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT, invites you to develop science editing skills through this companion webinar series. First webinar: “Experts” are everywhere, who are the best people to include in science coverage? Learn how to hear from the best, still find different points of view and ensure equity, diversity and inclusion among sources. 1-2:30pm ET.

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Replacing the Nation’s Lead Lines Begins With Locating Them

One especially ambitious element of the Biden infrastructure plan would swap out millions of lead pipes. It’s a massive, costly endeavor, but could remove from the country’s water supply a neurotoxin that harms human health, especially of kids and the poor. TipSheet looks at the new plan and offers ideas for reporting the story in your area.

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How a Lauded Reporter’s ‘Open Mind’ Led Story in a Surprising Direction

An investigation into lead poisoning treatment policies prompted some very unexpected conclusions for one long-time investigative journalist, whose deeply reported and surprising projects won plaudits from judges for the Society of Environmental Journalists’ annual awards. Find out how Charles Schmidt turned an aside from a source into a penetrating look at a critical public health and environmental challenge.

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April 26, 2021

DEADLINE: VLS / ASPCA Animal Law Media Fellowship

This new, paid fellowship at Vermont Law School's Environmental Law Center, Jul 12-22, 2021, is open to journalists who cover issues related to agriculture, factory farming and/or animal welfare, and related environmental/public health risks. Apply by Apr 26.

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April 12, 2021

DEADLINE: WFSJ Call for COVID-19 Proposals

The World Federation of Science Journalists invites journalists who belong to any of their member organizations to submit proposals for pandemic stories. (SEJ is a member of WFSJ.) Deadline: April 12, 2021.

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Can CDC Be Cured After Trump-Era Coronavirus ‘Infection’?

The CDC, long a storied agency of serious import not just to health and science reporters, but also to environmental journalists, took a massive hit to its credibility during the Trump administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest WatchDog opinion makes the case it can do better, and offers 15 steps that may help restore the federal entity to its gold-standard days.

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