Unprecedented: Reporting on a Pandemic


Location: 105 Jordan Hall of Science

Apoorva Mandavilli, Science and global health reporter for The New York Times, will talk about what it's like reporting on the Covid-19 pandemic.

The 2019 winner of the Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting, Mandavilli has also been published in The Atlantic, Slate and The New Yorker online, and in the anthology ”Best American Science and Nature Writing.” She is the founding editor in chief of Spectrum, an award-winning news site on autism science, where she worked for 13 years.

Mandavilli co-founded Culture Dish, an organization dedicated to enhancing diversity in science journalism, and was the founding chair of the diversity committee for the National Association of Science Writers. 

She holds a Master of Arts degree in journalism from New York University and a Master of Science degree in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

Sponsored by the College of Science and the John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy

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