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Wednesday, September 9 • 16:15 - 17:15
Medical investigative journalism: It’s not just about the money trail

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The session will address how medical investigative journalism differs from medical reporting. Questions will be welcome throughout the talk, so bring your concerns, confusion, and triumphs for an airing. We’ll review some basic rules of medical science and why those rules still apply during a pandemic – despite the claims of officials and doctors who are hitting panic buttons and saying the rules are hindering progress in a time of need. We’ll look at instances of excellent and poor reportage to see how good journalists challenge hype and how they sometimes fail. And most important, you will get a number of superb resources available to journalists around the world, including an international list of industry independent experts and organizations that aren’t beholden to Big Pharma, along with guides for healthcare journalism reporting.

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Ruben Brugnera

Freelance investigative journalist
Freelance investigative reporter, based in Brussels, Belgium. Expertise in lobbying, regulation of technologies, health, environment, EU, injustice, social exclusion. Has participated in several crossborder investigations. Lecturer in journalistic research at Thomas More Hogeschool... Read More →
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Serena Tinari

Founder, Re-Check
I’m an investigative journalist interested in health, human rights and cyber security. Along with fellow Catherine Riva I founded www.re-check.ch.We are two experienced Swiss muckrakers that like to scoop in the backstage of public health: Re-Check specializes in investigating and... Read More →

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Jeanne Lenzer

independent investigative journalist
Latest project: Worked with ICIJ's Implant Files and wrote my first book, The Danger Within Us. Next: A story I can't figure out how to tell about "bad hombres" and the other side of the drug war. It's been sitting with me too long and it's haunting me. Written for NYT, WashPo, Atlantic... Read More →

Wednesday September 9, 2020 16:15 - 17:15 CEST