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The Post-COVID Newsroom


Journalists continue to work from home as media organizations repeatedly postpone calling employees back to the office. When the pandemic finally subsides, what will newsrooms look like? Will journalists continue to work from home, at least for part of the week? How will employers make sure offices are safe for the next pandemic? The Press Club of Long Island, a chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, will host a panel discussion in January to explore these questions. Panelists will include a union leader, a news executive and an infectious disease specialist.

When/Where: 7:00 p.m. EST, January 20, 2022 (virtual)

Cost: free


Zachary R. Dowdy, an assistant professor of practice at Stony Brook University’s School of Communication and Journalism, was formerly a rewrite and criminal justice reporter and United Nations correspondent for Newsday. He serves as vice president of the Editorial Unit of Local 406, the union representing employees at Newsday.

Audrey Gruber, an award-winning news executive, is vice president of news for News 12 Networks where she oversees operations, personnel and overall network efficiency. Gruber has won numerous top honors in journalism, including multiple Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award and DuPont Award, among others.

Aaron E. Glatt, M.D., M.A.C.P., F.I.D.S.A., F.S.H.E.A., is the chairman of medicine, chief of infectious diseases and hospital epidemiologist at Mount Sinai South Nassau and a full professor of medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.

For more information, visit the organization’s website.