Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard held a conference about reporting on pandemics. Excerpts from the conference were published on-line in the Spring 2007 Nieman Reports.
Maryn McKenna is currently writing about MRSA at her blog
Creating a Bookshelf of Valuable Resources List compiled by Maryn McKenna. http://www.nieman.harvard.edu/reportsitem.aspx?id=100374 It helps to assemble a reference bookshelf,” McKenna says. “I have been writing about pandemic and avian flu since 1997, and here are some of the works I keep on my shelf.”
Avian Flu, A Pandemic & the Role of Journalists: Excerpts From a Conference From November 30 until December 2, 2006, discussion at the Nieman Foundation … “The Next Big Health Crisis — And How to Cover It” brought journalists together with scientists, public health officials, medical experts, academic researchers, law enforcement officers, public policy experts, and Homeland Security officials to talk about how best to prepare for the possible arrival of pandemic flu.