The combination of this unprecedented pandemic and the 24/7 news cycle has created a situation in which the media is under pressure to present information that is still in the midst of being scientifically understood to a public hungry for information. One result of this has been reports of information that have yet to be vetted using the typical rigors of the scientific process.

In this approximately 1 1/2-hour webinar, presented by UC Berkeley, Ed Wasserman, Dean of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, and John Swartzberg, Professor Emeritus of Public Health, discussed the important work occurring at the intersection of science and journalism.

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