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Telling Your Global Health Stories, Engaging Diverse Audiences and Media

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Learn skills to pitch a story, translate complex issues to a lay audience as part of communications workshop at CUGH

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On Monday, April 20, 2020, the Pulitzer Center and Global Health NOW, an initiative of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, lead a communications workshop in Washington, D.C., on tips and tools for engaging diverse audiences and news media.

This special session of the 11th Annual CUGH Conference brings together communication specialists, researchers and Pulitzer Center-supported global health journalists. The goal: to educate workshop participants about the skills needed to pitch a story, translate complex issues to a lay audience, and make both traditional and nontraditional media work for them.

Participants will get a chance to try out their story ideas too during pitch sessions!

Session leaders include:

Dr. Amesh Adalja, senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security whose work is focused on emerging infectious disease, pandemic preparedness, and biosecurity

Jon Cohen, senior correspondent at Science magazine and recipient of multiple grants from the Pulitzer Center for global health reporting project

Isabella Gomes, infectious disease epidemiologist and public health journalist from Ontario, Canada, and the 2019 Johns Hopkins Bloomberg-Pulitzer Center reporting fellow

Ann Peters, university and community outreach director at the Pulitzer Center who has worked as a journalist, human rights researcher and NGO program manager

Brian W. Simpson, editor-in-chief of Global Health NOW and Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health magazine

CUGH conference participants and the public welcome to this free workshop. Learn more about the full 2020 CUGH conference program.

The Pulitzer Center, based in Washington, D.C., is an award-winning, non-profit news organization that partners with journalists and newsrooms to support in-depth reporting on critical global issues to educate the public, promote solutions, and improve lives. We award more than $2 million a year in direct support to journalism, and we create educational programs featuring our journalist-grantees in conversations, exhibitions, and interactive events at public venues, schools, and colleges.

Global Health NOW is a not-for-profit initiative of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a key forum for news and information for the global health community. Launched as a free weekday e-newsletter in March 2014, GHN has quickly gathered thousands of subscribers worldwide who rely on it as a source for their global health news.

The Consortium of Universities for Public Health (CUGH) is a Washington, D.C.-based organization of more than 170 academic institutions and other organizations from around the world engaged in addressing global health challenges. CUGH was established in 2008 with generous funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation.

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