It’s been 13 months since our world was turned upside by the coronavirus pandemic. The Press Club of Long Island will be taking a look back and discussing how journalists covered the health crisis — what was good, bad and how journalists could improve their coverage.
On Thursday, April 22, at 7 p.m., the program will be presented on Zoom. It will include Dr. Razia Jayman-Aristide and longtime journalists Jon Friedman and Don Hudson. PCLI board member Jeff Bessen will moderate.
To RSVP and receive the Zoom link, email Bill Bleyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Razia Jayman-Aristide, with South Shore University Hospital and assistant professor of medicine and science education at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.
Jayman-Aristide is an internal medicine physician at South Shore University Hospital, who for the last decade has focused on community outreach and prevention. She is co-founder of Community Health Ambassadors, a team of 100 volunteers who educate community members on health and wellness.
Jayman-Aristide holds a master’s in health professions, pedagogy and leadership from Hofstra University. Jayman was nominated for Northwell Health’s 2019 President’s Award – the health systems highest award – for Physician of the Year and before that received an award from Long Island Against Domestic Violence for her contributions to women in the community.
Since 2014, Friedman has taught classes in journalism and other subjects ranging from diversity and leadership to the legacies of Bob Dylan and The Beatles at Stony Brook University, Hunter College and LIU Post.
Before teaching, he covered the media industry for 14 years, and the Wall Street beat for 19 years. He has worked on the staffs of Bloomberg News, BusinessWeek, USA Today and MarketWatch. He is also the author of “Forget About Today: Bob Dylan’s Genius for Reinvention, Shunning the Naysayers and Creating a Personal Revolution” and the co-author of “House of Cards: Inside the Troubled Empire of American Express.” His freelance work has appeared in The New York Times Sunday Business Section, The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Esquire, Our Town and The Fiscal Times.
Don Hudson is a senior assistant managing editor for Newsday, overseeing the multimedia company’s coverage of health, education, environment, transportation, demographics, immigration and communities.
He joined Newsday in October 2018, coming to Long Island from Alabama, where he had been executive editor of The Decatur Daily for eight years. He also has worked for several other media companies, including Tribune (Orlando), Gannett (Jackson, Miss., Jackson, Tenn., Lansing, Mich.) and Cox (Atlanta).