Covering Ebola and the Next Killer Contagion: Agenda

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

9-9:30 a.m.

Introductions and Goals

9:30-10:30 a.m.

What Keeps CDC Up at Night? ~ Dr. Michael Bell, CDC

10:30-10:45 a.m.


10:45-11:45 a.m.

Finding Reliable Evidence-Based Sources ~ Robert Logan, Ph.D., U.S. National Library of Medicine

11:45 a.m.-Noon

Group Discussion - What we heard this morning

Noon-1:15 p.m.


1:15-2:30 p.m.

Getting the Story Right: Learning from News Media Hits and Misses ~ Mike Stobbe, AP and Scott Hensley, NPR
Hensley's presentation 

2:30-2:45 p.m.


2:45-4:15 p.m.

Is fear contagious? Threats, Public Perceptions, and Media Define the Risk ~ Barbara Reynolds, Ph.D., CDC

4:15-4:30 p.m.


Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

9-10:15 a.m.

Learn From The Challenges We Faced: Covering an Outbreak - the experiences of a health reporter covering Ebola in Dallas ~ Janet St. James, WFAA-Dallas

10:15-10:30 a.m.


10:30 a.m.-Noon

Big Problems Ahead - Part 2: The Ethics of Covering Future Epidemics ~ Arthur Caplan, Ph.D., NYU

Noon-12:30 p.m.

The Media Can Shape the Message and Save Lives ~ Barbara Reynolds, Ph.D., CDC

12:30-1:30 p.m.


1:30-2:15 p.m.

Group Discussion - Taking it Home: Story ideas for you to pursue

2:15-2:30 p.m.

Closing Thoughts - Stay Healthy and Stay Hungry for Truth