The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Following the Science: Health and Science Reporting from Inside a Crisis.

The Covid-19 pandemic has made all of us follow science and heath reports like never before, reinforcing the importance of the work that health and science reporters do.

Meet some of the people behind the headlines, sharing their experience of 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.

We thank The Association of British Science Writers and The European Federation for Science Journalism for helping us with organising this talk.

You can now watch all #CIJSummer 2020 Talks on replay on our YouTube channel

11 July 2020 – Health and Science discussion

Health and Science discussion

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 editor of The Sunday Times. An investigative health journalist for more than a decade, he has helped expose some of the worst scandals in NHS history, including the Shropshire and Telford maternity disaster and poor care at the Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust and subsequent public inquiry.
  • 11 July 2020 14.00–15.15
Location: Live stream on CIJ Youtube channel
All levels
This event will be recorded
11 July 2020

Katherine Eban: Covid-19, Pharmaceuticals and Public Health.

Katherine Eban, an award-winning New York-based investigative journalist, reports on public health and pharmaceuticals for Vanity Fair and is the author of the New York Times bestseller Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom.

6 July 2020

Covid-19: A Data Story. UK and Sweden.

Leading data journalists Helena Bengtsson of STV (Sweden), John Burn-Murdoch of the Financial Times (UK), and Pamela Duncan of the Guardian (UK), explain how data analysis plays a crucial part in the coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic.