Vaccine Hesitancy: What Journalists Need to Know

Suggested donation: $15.00

March 31, 2021

Vaccine Hesitancy: What Journalists Need to Know

In this 45-minute On Poynt session, you will get the most up-to-date information about who’s not getting the COVID-19 vaccine, why and what journalists can do about it.

Overview

  • Join us live on Wednesday, March 31 at noon Eastern.
  • Review the latest vaccine data with the director of global public health & HIV policy at Kaiser Family Foundation.
  • Hear directly from a local TV anchor about his experience convincing vulnerable populations to get vaccinated.
  • Journalists and educators: Examine your role in normalizing the vaccine and addressing your audience’s concerns
  • Citizens: Understand why journalists make the decisions they do when covering vaccinations
  • Bring your questions! There will be time for an audience Q&A.

Suggested donation: $15.00

Suggested donation: $15.00

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Learning Outcomes

You will learn:

  • Who is getting vaccinated and why, going beyond partisan and racial lines
  • How one local journalist listens, responds, and helps his community understand the facts about getting vaccinated
  • What strategies journalists might use to impact vaccine hesitancy in their communities

Suggested donation: $15.00

Suggested donation: $15.00

Overview

  • Join us live on Wednesday, March 31 at noon Eastern.
  • Review the latest vaccine data with the director of global public health & HIV policy at Kaiser Family Foundation.
  • Hear directly from a local TV anchor about his experience convincing vulnerable populations to get vaccinated.
  • Journalists and educators: Examine your role in normalizing the vaccine and addressing your audience’s concerns
  • Citizens: Understand why journalists make the decisions they do when covering vaccinations
  • Bring your questions! There will be time for an audience Q&A.

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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.

Questions?

If you need assistance, email us at info@poynter.org.

This On Poynt takes place live on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, from noon to 12:45 p.m. EST. A recording will be available within 72 hours.

During the first 25 minutes of the On Poynt, Joie Chen will interview Jennifer Kates and Chauncy Glover about journalists’ role in vaccine hesitancy. They will discuss the common themes and takeaways. During the final 20 minutes, audience members will have an opportunity to get their questions answered.

Who should tune in

These 45-minute 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.

Cost

This On Poynt session is free to attend. Suggested donation is $15.

Instructors

Faculty

  • Joie Chen
    Senior Adviser & Faculty
    Joie Chen brings a wide range of experience as a national and international television journalist to the Poynter Institute, where she will serve as Senior...
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Guests

  • Dr. Jennifer Kates
    Senior Vice President and Director of Global Health & HIV Policy at Kaiser Family Foundation
    Dr. Jen Kates is Senior Vice President and Director of Global Health & HIV Policy at KFF, where she oversees policy analysis and research focused...
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  • Chauncy Glover
    Anchor/Reporter at ABC13
    Three-time Emmy Award winning journalist Chauncy Glover started his TV career two days after graduating college at WTVM News Leader 9 in Columbus, Georgia. Two...
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