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The Challenges Facing Women Reporters In Science Journalism

November 23, 2016

The Challenges Facing Women Reporters In Science Journalism

Just how bad is gender bias in science journalism? That's one of the topics in this edition of Update-1. Broadcast/Podcast Committee member Candace Smith interviews Laura Helmuth, Health, Science and Environment Editor at The Washington Post, about the challenges facing science writers who are women. Helmuth talks about the efforts under way to level the playing field. She also discusses how the media cover science issues and offers advice to science writers.

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