Impact 101: Journalism and Global Health Stories


Bronfman Building The James W. McKee Jr. Business Lounge (Room 600), 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 1G5, CA

What are the global health issues that aren’t getting enough attention? How can journalism shine a light on global health issues, and how can students use journalism skills to communicate global health issues in ways that get people invested?

Now open to grad students!

Students will explore these questions as part of a 1.5 day (January 17th, 4-8PM and 18th, 9AM-3PM), interactive workshop led by education staff from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and professional journalists Tom Hundley, Senior Editor at the Pulitzer Center, and Marissa Evans, Pulitzer Center grantee, who have used diverse media to report on underreported global health issues for the world’s leading publications.

Day 1 (January 17th 4-8PM) will guide students in a reflection on the public health issues of most concern to them, and an exploration of award-winning global health reporting supported by the Pulitzer Center. Participants will connect directly with journalists to evaluate methods for communicating difficult scientific concepts, dense data sets and a seemingly endless cast of stakeholders in ways that connect with the general public.

Then day 2 (January 18th 9AM-3PM), students will work directly with journalists to create plans for using journalism skills to communicate a global health issue that most concerns them.

By the end of the session, participants will be able to...

  1. Describe how journalists apply diverse storytelling skills to communicate global health issues
  2. Create plans for identifying and researching underreported global health stories that interest them
  3. Apply journalistic strategies to communicate global health issues in ways that engage diverse audiences

This event is free for students and aimed at the secondary 5 (grade 11), CEGEP, undergraduate and graduate student levels. Food will provided for both sessions.

Spots are limited, register now!

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McGill University is located on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous Peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg Nations. McGill honours, recognizes, and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which peoples of the world now gather. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous Peoples from across Turtle Island. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

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