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Stopping the Next One

Event Date:

September 29, 2021 | 6:00 PM CDT TO 7:30 PM CDT


Smith Forum
200 Reynolds Journalism Institute

Columbia , MO 65211

Coronavirus is the canary in the coal mine. Meet the diseases to come, the teams of scientists working to prevent them, and learn how our intrusions into the natural world will be the cause of it all.

Coronavirus is the canary in the coal mine. Meet the diseases to come, the teams of scientists...

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Join the Missouri School of Journalism and the Pulitzer Center on Wednesday, September 29, at 6:00pm CDT for a journalism lecture titled "Stopping the Next One: How two Journalists Covered the Race to Prevent the Next Pandemic." The panel will be led by Harriet Constable and Jacob Kushner. This lecture is part of the Smith/Patterson Science Journalism Lecture Series. 

The panelists will discuss the use of pandemic coverage as a tool of prevention. 

Read more about our panelists below.

Harriet Constable is a multimedia journalist and producer/director living in London. Previously based in Kenya and South Africa, her work explores a wide range of topics, including environment, travel, subcultures, and politics, and is featured in outlets including The New York Times, The Guardian, and BBC. She is a co-author of Rough Guide to Kenya

Jacob Kushner is an international correspondent who writes magazine and other longform articles about Africa, Germany, and the Caribbean. He reports on migration, science, global health, foreign aid and investment, prejudice, terrorism and violent extremism, climate change, and wildlife. Kushner’s articles have appeared in dozens of publications, including The New York Times, The Atlantic, Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Economist, National Geographic, Foreign Policy, VICE Magazine, and The Guardian

Attend in person (masks required) or watch a live stream on the Journalism School’s Facebook page.


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