Retrospective: Science and ethics news stories of 2008

Date & Time

Wed, 12/03/2008
5:30pm-7:00pm

Overview

This concluding Ethics CEnter event of 2008 reflected on some of the lead science stories in 2008. To address these issues we invited San Diego journalists, Bradley Fikes, Kenny Goldberg and Terri Somers, to join us in a discussion to identify top stories in science and to review some of the ethical challenges associated with these topics.

Speaker

Bradley Fikes
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
KPBS

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
BIOCOM

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.