Original broadcast date: March 31, 2021. Replay available on demand.
Mass vaccination is the key to ending the COVID-19 pandemic. So why are approximately 40% of Americans not planning to be vaccinated? What role do journalists play in convincing people they should?
Join Poynter senior faculty Joie Chen as she speaks with Dr. Jennifer Kates of the Kaiser Family Foundation. You’ll learn the most up-to-date information about who’s not getting the vaccines and why. We’ll also speak with KTRK/ABC13’s anchor Chauncy Glover about his experience with COVID-19 and how he’s helped Houston viewers get the facts about the vaccine. We’ll learn why experts believe local journalists can make a critical difference in keeping communities informed.
Journalists, educators and citizens are invited to tune in for this free On Poynt session on Wednesday, March 31 at noon Eastern time.
About On Poynt
In 2021, our On Poynt series will feature timely interviews with journalists for the story behind the story of the latest breaking news, moderated by Poynter experts.
These quick sessions will help journalists, educators, students and anyone interested in the news to better understand the circumstances, decisions and risks that went into the reporting the story everyone’s talking about.
These sessions are free to attend and will pop-up in concert with the news cycle. We’ll bring you behind the scenes for a closer look at the best of the best in reporting today. Most sessions will include time for Q&A at the end.
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