Even during normal times, the healthcare beat is one of journalism’s most challenging assignments. There’s medical lingo to learn, strict privacy laws to contend with and the high-stakes task of separating truth from misinformation. Join SPJ San Diego for a panel discussion that will delve into current challenges faced by reporters covering healthcare and offer tips for navigating those challenges.
When: Tuesday, Dec. 7 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Who: Union-Tribune healthcare reporter (and our Journalist of the Year) Paul Sisson;
Jill Castellano from inewsource, whose series on COVID-19 deaths won SPJ’s 2021 Distinguished Coverage award; and Lauren Mapp, who’s been doing innovative work on the Union-Tribune’s new caregiver beat. Moderated by freelancer and SPJ San Diego president, Kelly Davis.
Where: Zoom! (While we’re looking forward to in-person events in 2022, for now we’re erring on the side of safety and accessibility.)