Covering COVID: Media in the age of the pandemic

Covering COVID: Media in the age of the pandemic

Join health and media researchers, health practitioners and journalists as they present the findings of recent studies, discuss the challenges they faced, and evaluate the media’s reporting and analysis.

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  • How well has the media handled the demands of reporting on and analyzing the biggest pandemic in a century?
  • What have we learnt?
  • Has media coverage been of overall benefit for health consumers?


  • Professor Kerry McCallum, News and Media Research Centre; University of Canberra
  • Dr Norman Swan, Physician and Journalist, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Jennifer Doggett, Journalist, Croakey Health Media
  • Dr Sanjaya Senanayake, Infectious Diseases Specialist
  • John Flannery, Public Affairs Director, Healing Foundation

12:30 - 1:30pm (AEDT), Wednesday 3 November 2021

Free, but registrations essential. Register here.

Presented by ABC Friends, Consumers Health Forum and the Public Health Association of Australia

You can download a PDF with the event information here.