Retrospective: Science and ethics news stories of 2008
Date & Time
The last month of the year is a good opportunity to look back at the past year and reflect on some of the lead science stories that are and will be having an impact on our lives. To address this issue, we have invited the following San Diego journalists to join us in a discussion to identify some of those stories and to review some of the ethical challenges we will be facing:
North Country Times
Bradley J. Fikes is a business/technology reporter at the North County Times. The native San Diegan rejoined the Times as of March 2000, a job he first took in July, 1997. Fikes returned from a 10-month stint in the online world as content manager/writer of DoubleTwist.com, a biotech company.
Kenny Goldberg covers health for KPBS. Kenny reports on a wide range of health topics, and has done international reporting on HIV. He has won two Golden Mike awards and numerous other honors from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Association of Health Care Journalists, and the San Diego Press Club. A graduate of the University of Washington, Kenny began his broadcasting career in the news departments of KOGO and KSDO.
Terri Somers is the Direcotr of Communications at BIOCOM. She is an award-winning journalist who has been the biotechnology reporter at the San Diego Union-Tribune for the past six years. She covers the region's 400-plus biotechnology companies and the state's $3 billion stem cell initiative. She began her newspaper career at the Asbury Park Press in New Jersey, where she spent much of her time covering cops, courts, major crime and state-wide legal issues.