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2014 Hill Lecturer: WSJ medical writer Ron Winslow

Ron WinslowAcclaimed Wall Street Journal medical writer Ron Winslow will present the 22nd annual Alfred & Julia Hill Lecture on Mar. 11. The event will be held at 8 p.m. in the McClung Museum Auditorium.

During his time at the Journal, Winslow has published more than 1,400 articles and won many honors for his work, including the Victor Cohn Prize for Medical Writing in 2011.

His lecture titled “Covering Science: Worst of Times, Best of Times” will explore the state of science writing in the media landscape.

“I’m concerned about the challenges science writers face from declining staff positions, disruptions in conventional news media, and science denial in much of the population,” he says. “Yet, I’m encouraged by the opportunities offered by blogs and other news media opportunities, and by the incredible pace of discovery across science, but especially in medicine.”

The Aflred and Julia Hill Lecture series on science, society, and the mass media was established in 1989 by Tom Hill, former publisher of The Oak Ridger, and Mary Frances Hill Holton in honor and memory of their parents.

For more information, contact Dr. Mark Littmann at 865-974-8156 or

The event is free and open to the public.