Ed Yong presents The Art of Science Journalism

Ed Yong presents The Art of Science Journalism

Categories: Lectures and Seminars | Intended for

Thursday, November 18, 2021

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Add to calendar

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Contact Information

Events and Outreach Team, 6132385555, Scienceevents@carleton.ca



About this Event

Host Organization: Faculty of Science
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On Thursday, Nov. 18 from 3 to 4 p.m. Ed Yong, science writer at The Atlantic, will join the Carleton University community to deliver a special talk on science communication dedicated to the Carleton Science graduating class of 2021.

Registration for this event is open to all, however those who graduated in Spring or Fall 2021 will be given priority if interest exceeds our capacity.

The Art of Science Journalism

Speaking from his experience writing before and during the Covid-19 pandemic, Yong will explore the core of what it means to be a science journalist, how inseparable science is from the rest of society, and how it is shaped by our culture, our social norms, and our collective decisions.

The event will consist of a 40-minute presentation, followed by a 20-minute question and answer period. Carleton’s Interim Dean of Science, Maria DeRosa, will deliver opening remarks and moderate the Q&A.

About Ed Yong

Named “the most important and impactful journalist” of 2020 by Poynter, Pulitzer Prize winner Ed Yong is a science staff writer with The Atlantic. He was awarded journalism’s top honor, the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting, for his crucial coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. He anticipated the course of virus, the complex challenges that U.S. faced, and the government’s disastrous failure in its response. An accomplished speaker, Yong brings his vast scientific knowledge and engages his audiences through his insightful conversations about the pandemic, the animal kingdom, the challenges of science journalism, and more.