The COVID-19 Origin Story: A Case Study - A Webinar Hosted by Media Impact Funders

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Webinar - Register by 5/26
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*This program is hosted by our partner, Media Impact Funders, who has extended an invitation to PNY members. Space is limited and will be granted on a first come, first served basis.*

The coronavirus has wreaked havoc on our society, changing every aspect of our lives. Hundreds of thousands of people have died. Economies around the world have collapsed, forcing many into unemployment and untenable situations.

In addition to discussions about what our collective future looks like, there’s another question whose answer will provide critical information about how we conduct our daily lives in the future: Where did COVID-19 come from? As its origin remains the subject of scientific debate, we as a society must confront our own behavior and its devastating effects on the environment. We must ask ourselves what environmental actions can we take to ensure we don’t unleash another virus?

This discussion will serve as a precursor to MIF's Media Impact Forum — happening in a series of online discussions in June — to explore a range of issues relating to media about climate and the environment.

  • Possible causes of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Managing the risks of future outbreaks
  • The role of media in clarifying the problem
  • The importance of media framing in changing hearts and minds
  • An example of one funder’s solution to the problem


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All interested funders. 


Registration is required by May 26th. 
Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. Dial-in and webinar information will be emailed to you before the webinar.
Please email with any questions.

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