Past Event

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

March 30, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Online Event

On the Ground Truthtelling: The Challenge of Science Journalism in the Era of Anti-Science

Sustainability Management Lecturer Claudia Dreifus interviews a panel of top science editors and reporters on their career paths, as well as the highlights and challenges of their day-to-day work. The panel includes Co-Founder and Executive Editor of STAT Rick Berke, Articles Editor of UNDARK Brooke Borel, Director of Editorial Strategy at Rockefeller University and co-founding editor of SEEK Magazine Eva Kiesler, Staff Writer at Science Rodrigo Perez Ortega, Deputy Editor at Quanta Magazine John Rennie, Founder and Publisher of Inside Climate News, David Sassoon, and John Timmer, Science Editor at Ars Technica.

Moderated by Claudia Dreifus, SPS Lecturer in Professional Studies and contributor to The New York Review of Books.



About these events:

Join us as we continue this dynamic live series exploring the mass media’s coverage of the biggest science story of our lifetime: the COVID-19 pandemic.

Claudia Dreifus, SPS Lecturer in Professional Studies and contributor to The New York Review of Books and The New York Times, will moderate thought-provoking conversations analyzing the pandemic’s origins, the resulting issues in science communications highlighted by the crisis, and how lessons learned from the pandemic can be applied to other environmental-related disasters.

Presented by Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies’ M.S. in Sustainability Management program and Lecturer Claudia Dreifus’ class “Writing About Global Science for the International Media,” Reporter Nights represent another way Columbia is bringing its world-class community of scholars and practitioners to you. This is a unique opportunity to engage in the conversations that are shaping the world and driving innovation as we navigate the “new normal” and beyond. Only at Columbia.

Previous Reporter Nights featured such speakers as John Schwartz, who covers climate change for the Times, Harvard science historian Naomi Oreskes, the author of Why Trust Science and Merchants of Doubt, and Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Staff Writer at The New Yorker, and the author of The Sixth Extinction and Field Notes from a Catastrophe.


For questions, please contact Maria Gray, Director, Graduate Programs in Sustainability Management and Science, at [email protected]

For additional information about program offerings at Columbia University's School of Professional Studies, please contact an Admissions Counselor at 212-854-9666 or [email protected]



Contact Information

Maria Gray