Reporting on the Pandemic: A Virtual Conversation with New York Times Reporter Apoorva Mandavilli
Wednesday, February 10, 7 pm EST on Zoom
Science Writers in New York is proud to present an evening with New York Times reporter Apoorva Mandavilli (@apoorva_nyc) who has been covering the pandemic for more than a year. Apoorva will talk to SWINY co-chair David Levine (@dlloydlevine) about her experiences reporting on the pandemic.
About Apoorva Mandavilli
Apoorva Mandavilli is a reporter for The New York Times, focusing on science and global health. She is the 2019 winner of the Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting.
She is the founding editor in chief of Spectrum, an award-winning news site on autism science that grew an audience of millions. She led the team there for 13 years. She joined The Times in May 2020, after two years as a regular contributor.
Ms. Mandavilli has won numerous awards for her writing. Her work has been published in The Atlantic, Slate and The New Yorker online, and in the anthology ”Best American Science and Nature Writing.”
She co-founded Culture Dish, an organization dedicated to enhancing diversity in science journalism, and was the founding chair of the Diversity Committee for the National Association of Science Writers. Ms. Mandavilli has a Master of Arts degree in journalism from New York University and a Master of Science degree in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is fluent in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada.
Here are some links to her recent articles:
- Pregnant Women May Receive Covid Vaccines Safely, W.H.O. Says
- How the Coronavirus Turns the Body Against Itself
- Emerging Coronavirus Variants May Pose Challenges to Vaccines
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Wednesday, February 10
7 to 8 pm EST