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Communicating About Science in a World of Misinformation: A Conversation with Linda Henry and Rick Berke

Whitehead Institute presents
Director’s Dialogues
with Ruth Lehmann 

Communicating About Science in a World of Misinformation


Linda Henry
CEO, Boston Globe Media Partners


Rick Berke
Co-Founder & Executive Editor, STAT

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
7:00 pm ET – Discussion

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Linda Henry is the CEO of Boston Globe Media Partners, which includes The Boston Globe,, and STAT News.  She co-founded and chaired HUBweek, a civic collaboration between the Boston Globe, Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, and MIT that explored the future being built at the intersection of art, science, and technology. Linda is also a partner in Fenway Sports Group, a four-time Emmy-award-winning television producer, the founder of GlobeDocs Film Festival, and a co-Guinness World Record Holder. Linda serves as a director of the Red Sox Foundation, is a Trustee of the Liverpool Football Club Foundation, Chair of the Boston Globe Foundation, and Chair of the John W. Henry Family Foundation.  In addition, she is a founder of the Boston Public Market, serves on the boards of The Engine at MIT, The Women’s Foundation of Boston, The Shorenstein Center, and the BC CEO Club as well as serving on many advisory boards, including MassChallenge and Solve @ MIT. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Babson College, her Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development from MIT, and a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School.  She received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Babson College in 2019.


Rick Berke is the co-founder and executive editor of STAT. He moved to Boston in early 2015 as STAT’s Employee #1, charged with assembling a world-class staff to cover health, medicine, and the life sciences. He got his start as a reporter for the Baltimore Evening Sun. From there, he spent most of his career at the New York Times, where he was chief political correspondent and covered beats including Congress, the White House, and national drug policy. As an editor, for many years he organized the Times’ daily news coverage as assistant managing editor for news. He was also assistant managing editor for features, as well as Washington editor, national editor, political editor, and video content editor. Before launching STAT, he was executive editor of Politico.


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