COVID-19 hasn’t just been a health crisis. It’s been an information and narrative crisis. When the scientists don’t even know what’s happening yet, or agree with each other about the proper response, the role of journalists in explaining the pandemic to the public becomes even more crucial, and more challenging. Throw into the mix political polarization, racial disparities, massive protests in the streets, and the presidential election, and the job of journalists becomes incredibly interesting and complex. In this panel we’ll speak to working journalists about the many different and overlapping aspects of covering COVID-19 in Texas.
Syeda Hasan, KERA
Dan Solomon, Texas Monthly
Elizabeth Bruenig, New York Times
Ricardo Nuila, M.D., B.A., Baylor College of Medicine (Moderator)
Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Texas