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Digging Into Polluted Science: Environmental Investigations in an Era of Spin

A conversation with Sharon Lerner and David Michaels

October 12th, 2017


Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
7th Floor Commons
20 Cooper Square, NY

Kavli Conversations

Kavli Conversations are hosted by NYU’s Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program with support from the Kavli Foundation. Events are open to the public. Webcast will begin at 6:30pm.


Sharon Lerner covers health and environment for The Intercept; she was a finalist for a National Magazine Award for her “Teflon Toxin” series. Lerner is a reporting fellow at The Investigative Fund, and her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Nation, among other publications.

David Michaels ran the Occupational Safety and Health Administration during the Obama Administration. A professor at the George Washington University School of Public Health, Michaels has written extensively about scientific integrity, including in his book Doubt is Their Product: How Industry’s Assault on Science Threatens Your Health



Robert Lee Hotz is a science writer at the Wall Street Journal and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at the Carter Institute of Journalism at NYU. He is the president of the Alicia Patterson Foundation, which funds independent journalism projects around the world, and an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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