Northern Kentucky University is hosting two journalism events on Thursday, April 18. The events are sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern Kentucky University’s Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement and NKU’s College of Informatics. The events are free but registration is requested at the links provided.
“On Writing:” A conversation with Pamela Colloff about “Blood Will Tell”
9:25 a.m.-10:40 a.m., Thursday, April 18
George and Ellen Rieveschl Digitorium
Griffin Hall / College of Informatics
Pamela Colloff, a reporter for ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine, will discuss writing and storytelling, including her approach to her award-winning story, “Blood Will Tell,” a two-part narrative investigation that dissects the case against a high school principal who was convicted of killing his wife based off of bloodstain analysis. Colloff’s story, jointly published by ProPublica and The New York Times, won the Scripps Howard National Award for human interest storytelling.
The event is free. Registration is requested at https://bloodwilltell.eventbrite.com.
What’s Ailing America
Six&Six Lecture with Jonathan Fahey, global health editor for The Associated Press
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 18, 2019
NKU’s new Health Innovations Center
WHAT’S AILING AMERICA?
Who: As the global health editor for The Associated Press, Jonathan Fahey oversees a team of journalists who cover medicine, public health, the health care business, and consumer health issues.
What: Free public lecture at NKU’s new Health Innovations Center
When: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 18, 2019
Where: Room 102, Health Innovation Center, Northern Kentucky University
Parking: In the Kenton Garage.
Details: Why is life expectancy in the United States on the decline? Mr. Fahey and his reporting team explore that question and others as they cover medicine, public health, the health care business and consumer health issues. Fahey will take a closer look at the current public health issues facing America, including the opioid crisis and the suicide rate — two issues with implications close to home for our region. He’ll also talk about how his team looks for story ideas and decides what to cover – including stories about health and medical research.
Admission: Complimentary ($6 waived)
Questions: Contact NKU’s Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement, 859-572-1448 or firstname.lastname@example.org