The group Science Writers in New York recently convened an online panel of European journalists to talk about covering COVID-19 in their countries.
SWINY co-chair David Levine introduced the discussion with Malin Attefall, Yves Sciama and Eva Wolfangel.
Malin Attefall has worked at Swedish Public Service Television for more than 20 years doing the news, science programming and science shows for kids. She is currently mostly reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic and planning for an upcoming series on eating disorders. She is the author of the book The Diet Compass, focusing on the science of diets. Every year, except 2020, she interviews the Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine in their home countries.
Yves Sciama is a French freelance science journalist and writer, covering life and environmental sciences. His work has appeared in Science et Vie, Le Monde, and other major French-language media, as well as in English in Science. He does documentary writing, website designing, book-writing, and has won several prizes and fellowships, including a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT in 2014. He is the current president of AJSPI, the French association of science journalists, and was co-chair of the Program Committee of the 2019 World Conference of Science Journalists.
Eva Wolfangel is a German science journalist who was named European Science Writer of the Year by the Association of British Science Writers in 2018. As a speaker and moderator, she focuses on future technologies such as artificial intelligence and virtual reality, computer science, data journalism, interaction between digital and real worlds, and space travel. She writes for major magazines and newspapers in Germany and Switzerland, including ZEIT, Geo, Der Spiegel, and NZZ, and produces radio features. From 2019/2020 she was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT.