2pm – 3pm
Shapiro Breakout Room
Learn what it takes to make the cut in a newsroom and how to use the power of the news media to publicize your research findings, gain recognition for your team, and share important public health messages.
Do you ever glance at the front page of the daily newspaper or hear a teaser for the evening news and wonder why some research findings get heralded while others are passed over? At our media panel you’ll hear directly from the editors, reporters and producers who decide what stories get into print and on the air. Three highly regarded and experienced journalists will participate in this panel discussion and share their perspectives on what makes science newsworthy and the challenges they face in giving research top billing.
- Karen Weintraub – freelance health/science journalists who writes regularly for The Boston Globe, USA Today, and BBC Online. Visit Karen Weintraub’s website. Karen Weintraub is a freelance health/science journalist, who writes regularly for the Boston Globe and USA Today among other news outlets. She also teaches journalism as an adjunct at Boston University, Brandeis University and the Harvard Extension School, and has co-written two books and two e-books with Harvard doctors. Before freelancing, she spent 20 years in daily newspapers, most recently as deputy health/science editor at the Boston Globe. She was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT in 2008-2009, and lives in Cambridge with her husband and two daughters.
- Carey Goldberg – current co-host of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog and previous Boston bureau chief of The New York Times, correspondent for The Los Angeles Times, and a health/science reporter for The Boston Globe. Carey Goldberg is the co-host of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog and reports frequently about health on the air. She has been the Boston bureau chief of The New York Times, a staff Moscow correspondent for The Los Angeles Times, and a health/science reporter for The Boston Globe. She was a Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT; graduated summa cum laude from Yale; and did graduate work at Harvard. She is co-author of the triple memoir “Three Wishes: A True Story Of Good Friends, Crushing Heartbreak and Astonishing Luck On Our Way To Love and Motherhood.”
- Elie Dolgin – news editor at Nature Medicine and award-winning science writer who was previously a biomedical reporter with Nature magazine and an associate editor with The Scientist.Visit Elie Dolgin’s website. Elie Dolgin is a senior news editor with Nature Medicine in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He joined the journal in 2009 after stints as a biomedical reporter with Nature and as an associate editor with The Scientist. Elie’s work has appeared in Science, Scientific American, The Globe and Mail, The Jewish Daily Forward, The Huffington Post and on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Elie received his bachelor’s degree in biology from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and earned his PhD in evolutionary genetics from the University of Edinburgh, UK.
Find out how to use the power of the news media to publicize your research findings to gain recognition for your team, attract potential donors and share important public health messages. Learn what it takes to make the cut in a newsroom in this discussion moderated by Erin McDonough, Senior Vice President of Communication & Public Affairs at BWH. Questions and pitches from the audience will be welcome.