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“Reporter Nights” at SPS: Science Journalism in the Time of COVID-19 | John Schwartz

The New York TimesDonald G. McNeil, Jr. and John Schwartz — two of America’s top science reporters — will join Claudia Dreifus, SPS Lecturer in Professional Studies and contributor to the Times Science section, for virtual conversations regarding COVID-19. 

The events will explore the pandemic’s origins and policy options, issues in science communications highlighted by the crisis, and how lessons learned from the pandemic can be applied to climate change-related disasters, and more.

Given the importance and relevance of the topic, SPS welcomes you to this class-in-session. While only selected students from the course will have the opportunity to engage with the presenters, all attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions for consideration in advance.


TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2020 | 7:00 P.M

JOHN SCHWARTZ | GOOD NEWS FROM BAD NEWS: WHAT THE COVID-19 CRISIS CAN TEACH US ABOUT FUTURE CLIMATE CHANGE CALAMITIES

John Schwartz, a reporter on the climate desk at The New York Times, covers disasters, natural and otherwise.

He was on the scene in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, in Houston for the devastation of Harvey, and at the Gulf of Mexico in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Mr. Schwartz will speak to how lessons learned in the COVID-19 pandemic could prove useful in mitigating the effects of climate change-related disasters.

This is an issue close to his heart. John Schwartz hails from Galveston, a vulnerable coastal city in Texas nearly leveled by intense hurricanes.

In addition to his climate beat, John Schwartz is the author of two memoirs, Oddly Normal, about family, and This Is the Year I Put My Financial Life in Order, about money.

RSVP here for Good News From Bad News with John Schwartz

For questions, please contact Kristie Stack, Associate Director, M.S. in Sustainability Management Program, at kd2528 [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu.

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