On Feb. 19, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, I’ll lead several sessions for the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Research in the Media workshop for Caribbean and U.S. based Hispanic journalists who are dedicated to reporting on cancer and health news. This is the fourth such international health journalism workshop I’ve worked on with the NCI; others were in Rio de Janeiro, Guadalajara and Beijing.
I’ll give a report on what we’ve learned in almost 7 years of HealthNewsReview.org about covering cancer news. I’ll also speak about reporting a balanced perspective on cancer screening news.
Other speakers include faculty from the University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University’s School of Communication, and journalists from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
I enjoy these international workshops and the opportunity they provide for me to meet many health care journalists from many other countries. This time, journalists will come from Puerto Rico, Grenada, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Antigua, the Dominican Republic, Dominica, and the United States. So I’ll have the chance to hear about issues unique to their own locales and circumstances, as well as about some held in common with U.S. counterparts.
No one at the National Cancer Institute nor at the local host organizations has any control over what I say or how I say it. The ensuing free flow of ideas at these workshops is very educational.
Addendum: Here’s a photo from this event:
For anyone who’s interested, I’ve now posted other public appearances that I’ll be making this year to talk about HealthNewsReview.org.
Addendum on November 5, 2013: The University of Puerto Rico has now posted You Tube videos of the workshop. Here are my two presentations (the NCI title slide erroneously listed me as still being on the faculty of the School of Journalism at the University of Minnesota, a position I left 3 years ago):
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