Wednesday, April 20 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Redwood Auditorium 214
1395 University Street, Eugene, OR 97403
This hybrid event is FREE, but registration is required: https://sojc.link/2022-Ruhl
Please note that there is limited seating for the in-person event. If you are unlikely to be able to attend in person on the University of Oregon campus, please register only for the virtual event.
Speaking from his experience writing before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, Pulitzer Prize–winning science writer Ed Yong of The Atlantic explores the core of what it means to be a science journalist, how inseparable science is from the rest of society, and how it is shaped by our culture, our social norms, and our collective decisions.
About Ed Yong:
Named “the most important and impactful journalist" of 2020 by Poynter, Pulitzer Prize winner Ed Yong is a science staff writer with The Atlantic. He was recently awarded journalism’s top honor, the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting, for his crucial coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. He anticipated the course of the virus, the complex challenges that the United States faced, and the government’s disastrous failure in its response. An accomplished speaker, Yong shares his vast scientific knowledge and engages his audiences through his insightful conversations about the pandemic, the animal kingdom, the challenges of science journalism, and more.
About the event:
The annual UO School of Journalism and Communication’s Robert and Mabel Ruhl Lecture brings the most influential voices in mass communication to campus. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Science Communication Research and the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact.
In line with requirements across the UO campus and in Oregon, masks are welcome but not required at this event. Proof of vaccination is not required, and there are no social distancing guidelines for the Redwood Auditorium. Please monitor yourself for symptoms prior to coming to campus and stay home if you are sick.