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Ken Weiss Presents – Beyond 7 Billion: Why an environmental reporter decided to write about population growth

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ken Weiss set off across Asia and Africa asking the question:  “Can we live within our means on this planet?” He wanted to determine if the rise in human population was a significant factor in global sustainability. The answers he found took him by surprise and lead this longtime environmental reporter in directions he never anticipated. His initial findings were reported in the Beyond 7 Billion series in the Los Angeles Times. He takes us on a multi-media tour of his travels to look at the causes and consequences of rapid population growth.

The event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 20 at 5:30 – 6:30 pm in the Honors Hall Lounge, Room 110. A small reception with light refreshments will also be offered at 5pm.

For more information about Ken Weiss, click HERE.

Pulling Back the Curtain: A behind-the-scenes look at the changing world of journalists

Leading journalists will discuss how the media are changing, and what it means for communicating science to the public and policymakers. In short, what’s hot and what’s not?! They will share personal perspectives on how to get your stories told, what makes a good science story, and “do’s” and “don’ts” of dealing with journalists. This lively session will encourage Q&A.

Participants: Nancy Baron (moderator), Ashley Ahearn, Jeff Burnside, David Malakoff, Ken Weiss. Click HERE for panelist biographies.

The event will take place on Wednesday, October 21 5:30-6:30 pm in the Honors Hall Lounge, Room 110. Light refreshments will be served at 5pm.