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Webinar for Students: Responsible Reporting on Epidemics with Dr. Seema Yasmin

Volunteers from Indonesia's Red Cross prepare to spray disinfectant at a school closed amid the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Jakarta. Image by REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan. Indonesia, 2020.

Volunteers from Indonesia's Red Cross prepare to spray disinfectant at a school closed amid the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Jakarta. Image by REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan. Indonesia, 2020. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 02:00pm to 03:00pm EDT (GMT -0400)
Zoom Webinar
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In this webinar for students, Dr. Seema Yasmin will share her insights on the role of journalism during public health emergencies, and will answer questions from participants.

Dr. Seema Yasmin is a multimedia reporter, medical doctor, poet, and current director of the Stanford Health Communication Initiative. Drawing on her experience reporting on epidemics past and present, Dr. Yasmin will discuss how journalists can report responsibly on health crises, and what stories tend to go under-reported at these times.

While this webinar is open to all students as well as their teachers and guardians, it is recommended for grades 6 and up.

Click here to register. Once you register, you will receive a link you can click to join the workshop.

Want to prepare for this webinar, or dive deeper into these issues afterward? Try out this lesson on Exploring Past Public Health Emergencies Around the World, which includes printable / fillable .pdf and .doc worksheets for students.

If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a virtual journalist visit for your class at a different time, please contact hberk@pulitzercenter.org.