Environment, Health & Science Audio & Video

Siva Vaidhyanathan on social media and its effects on democracy

September 18, 2018, 10:37 am

September 11, 2018—Siva Vaidhyanathan, Robertson Professor of Media Studies and director of the Center for Media and Citizenship at the University of Virginia, joined Shorenstein Center director Nicco Mele for a conversation about his new book. Below is the full audio of…

Health in the Headlines: Reporting on Health Policy in the Trump Era

April 4, 2018, 12:00 pm

A panel featuring: Julie Rovner Julie Rovner is Chief Washington Correspondent at Kaiser Health News. She joined KHN after 16 years as health policy correspondent for NPR, where she helped lead coverage of the Affordable Care Act. A noted expert…

ProPublica’s Talia Buford on Environmental Inequity

April 3, 2018, 4:31 pm

April 3, 2018—Talia Buford, reporter for ProPublica, discussed environmental justice, the complexities of covering the environment, how environmental policy is changing in the Trump administration, and more during a visit to the Shorenstein Center. Below are some highlights of her…

Edward Morris: Art and Activism

November 15, 2017, 11:16 am

November 14, 2017— Edward Morris, Professor of Practice in the Department of Transmedia at Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, discussed how art can complement and further the goals of activism during a visit to the Shorenstein Center….

Michael Pollan on Improving Food Policy and Its Coverage in the Media

October 31, 2017, 4:23 pm

October 31, 2017—Author Michael Pollan discussed the Farm Bill’s far-reaching impact on the U.S. food system and the environment, how journalists can better cover food policy, and more during a visit to the Shorenstein Center. Below are highlights from his…

Sarah Kliff: Health Care Policy in the Media

Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 12:00-1:00pm
Allison Dining Room, Taubman, 5th Floor

March 29, 2016 — Sarah Kliff, deputy managing editor for visuals at Vox, discussed media coverage of the Affordable Care Act, what’s next for health care policy, and Vox’s approach to covering policy. Kliff, whose work has included coverage for…

2016 Goldsmith Seminar on Investigative Reporting

Friday, March 4, 9:00am - 10:30am
Nye Conference Center, Taubman Building

A panel discussion with the winner and finalists of the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting: Robin McDowell, The Associated Press; Kimberly Kindy, The Washington Post; Michael LaForgia, Tampa Bay Times; Jessica Silver-Greenberg, The New York Times; Lisa Song, InsideClimate News; Jon Swaine, Guardian US; and Thomas Patterson, Shorenstein Center interim director…

Controversy! A Reporter’s Perspective On Global Climate & Energy Debates with Coral Davenport

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 4:15-5:45pm
Littauer 230

February 9, 2016 — Coral Davenport, energy and environment correspondent for The New York Times, discussed her coverage of climate change policy, how the beat is changing, and how to make the subject matter interesting and relatable to readers. Davenport…

Sexism, Science and Science Writing: Promoting Women Leaders in the Lab and Newsroom
Panel Discussion

April 2, 2015, 6:00 pm

Panel Discussion featuring: Ann Marie Lipinski, Curator, Nieman Foundation for Journalism Meg Urry, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, Yale University Jennifer Bogo, Executive Editor, Popular Science Despite considerable progress, problems of gender bias, pay inequity, and sexual harassment persist in…

Digital Tools Can Help Journalists Cover Complexity of Climate Change, Says Andrew Revkin

Wednesday, April 9, 12 p.m. | Cason Seminar Room, Taubman Building, first floor

April 9, 2014 – Reporting on the issue of climate change has posed many challenges to journalists such as Andrew Revkin, who writes the Dot Earth blog for The New York Times. At the Shorenstein Center on Wednesday, Revkin explained why the complexity of the issue and the limits of news models make for a difficult job, and how digital tools can provide answers.