How America’s hottest health news outlet transformed itself to cover all aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic
Thursday, July 9, 7 pm ET on Zoom
STAT News began covering the coronavirus outbreak early, starting with an article by Helen Branswell in January 2020. The site’s early coverage led to a surge in reader traffic.
On Thursday, July 9, Science Writers in New York invites you to join us on Zoom for a conversation with SWINY co-chair David Levine and STAT managing editor Gideon Gil about how STAT News transformed itself to cover all aspects of COVID-19, from the search for treatments and a vaccine to its effects on the medical community and the public.
Gideon Gil is managing editor of STAT and oversees STAT’s investigative journalism and special projects. He previously was the Boston Globe’s health and science editor for a decade and had a hand in three Pulitzer Prizes. A 2014-15 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, Gideon earned a biochemistry degree from Harvard College and a master’s in journalism from Columbia University. Gideon is treasurer of the Association of Healthcare Journalists. He was elected to the board in 2011, was chair of the local planning committee for Health Journalism 2013, and leads AHCJ’s Boston chapter. You can follow him at @GideonGil.
STAT, a media company focused on finding and telling compelling stories about health, medicine and scientific discovery, has received numerous awards for its articles. STAT produces daily news, investigative articles, and narrative projects in addition to multimedia features.
Reporters at STAT cover the medical, political and public health aspects of health including scientific discoveries, corporate strategies, and battles for talent, money and market share.
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Thursday, July 9
7 to 8 pm ET