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Preparing for pandemic flu

Edited excerpts from a lengthy transcript from "The Next Big (Health) Crisis - And How to Cover It," a conference cosponsored by AHCJ at the Nieman Foundation.

In this session, speakers addressed what journalists and news organizations should be doing to prepare for covering pandemic flu.

Speakers on this topic included:

  • Steven Prior, executive director of the National Center for Critical Incident Analysis.
  • Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy and a member of the National Science Advisory Board on Biosecurity.
  • Brian Toolan, national editor of The Associated Press.
  • Stan Tiner, editor of The Sun Herald in Biloxi, Miss.