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New talk: Behind the scenes of health and science reporting

Independent Dutch science journalist Jop de Vrieze and health correspondent for The Independent Shaun Lintern talk to Clare Wilson, medical reporter at New Scientist, about covering the health and science beat during a global pandemic: from misinformation to reliable sources, from scientific and government reports to witnessing human resilience and tragedy.

Clare Wilson

Clare Wilson is an award-winning medical reporter at New Scientist, the world’s leading science and technology magazine and website. Clare reports on everything life-science-related, from Ageing to Zika, and her life now revolves around covering coronavirus.

Jop de Vrieze

Jop de Vrieze is an award winning investigative science journalist based in Amsterdam working for national as well as international media. He has a background in infectious disease epidemiology and science communication.

Shaun Lintern

Shaun Lintern is health correspondent for The Independent where he covers daily health news as well as carrying out investigations. He was named Health Journalist of The Year in 2020 by the Society of Editors.
Published: 08 Jun 2020
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