Winter 2022 featured our webinar on healthcare workers in pandemic crisis, a series of PSAs we made to encourage vaccinations in Black and Latino communities, a study on plastic pollution in scripted TV shows, the rapid advances in lethal autonomous weapons, and how ageism could compromise artificial intelligence when it comes to the care of older adults.
Among the takeaways that emerged from the webinar discussion about the physical and mental toll on healthcare workers was the fact that the pandemic didn't necessarily cause the crisis, but it did stoke fuel on an already burning fire.
The Feb. 9 event presented by Hollywood, Health & Society, “Clinicians in Crisis: Healthcare Workers Are Suffering; TV Stories Can Help,” featured the following speakers:
The edition highlights include "The Countdown," our storytelling event from the world of nuclear threats; how TV and telemedicine can make a difference in abortion care; being a protector can help save lives during COVID-19; and the pandemic's mental health impact
Our fall newsletter featured democracy in a lead role; the 2020 Sentinel Awards gone virtual; Mandy Moore of NBC’s “This Is Us” talking about her character’s “terrifying journey” dealing with Alzheimer’s; how Black women had Georgia on their minds; and Serena Williams investing in moms and babies.
The summer newsletter looks at how to shoot a bedroom scene in a pandemic; our popular series of webinar talks on topics related to COVID-19 wraps up; LeBron James flexes some voting muscle; the lesson of Chernobyl; the latest on the 2020 Sentinel Awards