Cancer Culture and Community will feature Dan Fagin, Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist of Toms River
November 6 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM -
Thursday, November 6, 2014 Fowler Hall, Stewart Center, Purdue University Featuring Dan Fagin, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist The true story of a New Jersey town ravaged by industrial pollution, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation merges solid reporting with a gripping narrative about childhood cancer clusters in a sleepy seaside village. Now, Dan Fagin’s book and its broader messages about environmental quality and a community’s response to cancer will be the focus of the 2014 Cancer Culture and Community colloquium. A science journalism professor at New York University, Dan Fagin is a journalist who writes frequently about environmental science. Before joining the NYU faculty in 2005, he was the environmental writer at Newsday for 15 years, during which time he was twice a principal member of reporting teams that were Pulitzer finalists. He has also won both of the best-known science journalism prizes in the United States: the Science Journalism Award of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Science in Society Award of the National Association of Science Writers. His recent publications include The New York Times, Scientific American, Nature and Slate, and he is a former president of the 1,400-member Society of Environmental Journalists.
- Kris Swank