Past Event

“Reporter Nights” at SPS: Science Journalism in the Time of COVID-19

April 14, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Join the School of Professional Studies for a discussion about COVID-19 with reporters from the New York Times. Tuesday April 14 - Good News From Bad News: What The COVID-19 Crisis Can Teach Us About Future Climate Change Calamities with John Schwartz John Schwartz, a reporter on the climate desk at The New York Times, covers disasters, natural and otherwise. Mr. Schwartz will speak about how lessons learned in the COVID-19 pandemic could prove useful in mitigating the effects of climate change-related disasters. A Live Stream link will be emailed 48 hours prior to the event. About these events: The New York Times’ Donald G. McNeil, Jr. and John Schwartz—two of America’s top science reporters—will join Claudia Dreifus, SPS Lecturer in Professional Studies and contributor to the Times Science section, for virtual conversations regarding COVID-19. The events will explore the pandemic’s origins and policy options, issues in science communications highlighted by the crisis, and how lessons learned from the pandemic can be applied to climate change-related disasters. Given the importance and relevance of the topic, SPS welcomes you to this class-in-session. While only selected students from the course will have the opportunity to engage with the presenters, all attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions for consideration in advance. For questions, please contact Kristie Stack, Associate Director, MS in Sustainability Management Program, at [email protected] Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you require disability accommodations to attend an event at Columbia University, please contact Disability Services ([email protected] or 212-854-2388) at least 10 days in advance of the event. Requests for CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) or sign language interpretation require two weeks' notice.

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