How USC Annenberg is supporting reporters providing essential services during the pandemic

Monday, June 29, 2020

4 p.m. 5 p.m. PT


Meet and learn from USC Annenberg alumna, ChrisAnna Mink, MD (’15 Specialized Journalism), in conversation with Michelle Levander, founding director for the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism. Mink is a former USC Annenberg intern at the Center for Health Journalism, where she now serves as a contributor. She went from practicing medicine as a pediatrician to becoming the child health reporter at The Modesto Bee with Report for America. Levander is an award-winning veteran journalist whose USC Annenberg Center provides reporters with grants, training and mentoring to support their work on COVID-19, underserved communities and health. She also co-teaches a graduate Annenberg class on health reporting.

This conversation will cover how Mink’s unusual career as a doctor and reporter has informed her work during the biggest health story of a generation; how the Center for Health Journalism is helping reporters and USC Annenberg students with resources and training; and what's challenging for journalists trying to cover the pandemic.

ChrisAnna Mink:

ChrisAnna Mink MD is a pediatrician and health reporter. She provided care for underserved children and their families at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for more than two decades and continues on their faculty. In 2015, she received her master of arts in specialized journalism from USC Annenberg. She completed an internship at USC Center for Health Journalism, which advanced her skills in covering health inequities and health care for underserved communities. In 2019, she was selected as corps member with Report for America and became the child health reporter at The Modesto Bee.