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The role of the media in global health

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In our digital age, news spreads faster than ever before, and “the media” has taken on a host of new forms. What role does the media play in disseminating global health news and knowledge, and how can it help to shape the response to global health issues?

Our speakers: Jacqui Thornton Jacqui is a health journalist, facilitator and media trainer who, after a 15 year career in British national newspapers, now advises clinicians, medical charities and the pharmaceutical on communication skills. She was health correspondent at the Sunday Telegraph and was the first Health Editor at The Sun. Since 2007 she has run Jacqui Thornton Communications, whose clients include the Royal College of Surgeons, the GMC , the Wellcome Trust and government, as well as pharmaceutical firms and charities. She is a member of the Medical Journalists’ Association and the Guild of Health Writers, and is also a lecturer in journalism at the University of Winchester.

Sarah Newey Sarah is a journalist specialising in global health security, with particular interests in women’s health, neglected tropical diseases and the effects of climate change. She currently at the Global Health Security desk at The Telegraph, and was shortlisted as a Newcomer of the Year in the Medical Journalism Awards in 2019.

And more TBC !

* Everyone is welcome!

This event forms part of our 2020 University of Cambridge Global Health lecture series, featuring a range of lectures and panels delving into current issues in global health.

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This talk is part of the Students for Global Health Cambridge series.

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