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Learning about zoonotic diseases and how to cover them


The spillover of dangerous pathogens from animals to humans has become a hot topic over the last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

How can journalists do a better job of covering this issue? What do they need to know about the science of zoonotic diseases and how people should manage interactions with wildlife and ecosystems? What are some innovative new story topics?


  • Dr. Dennis Carroll - Chair, Leadership Board, Global Virome Project, Initiatives to Intercept Pandemics Through Genomics
  • Robert Kessler - Communications Manager, EcoHealth Alliance
  • Amy Sim - Senior Asia Program Manager, Earth Journalism Network



  • Stella Paul - Project Officer for Environment and Health, Earth Journalism Network