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5:45 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Ebola Outbreak: Is The Press Stoking Fears?

Ebola kills most people who contract it, there’s no known cure, and it’s spreading in western Africa. So when two American aid workers infected with the virus were returned to the US for treatment, it was major news. But some of the coverage veered dangerously close to fear-mongering.

PANELISTS

Adam Reilly is a reporter for WGBH News.

Callie Crossley is the host of WGBH News' Under the Radar.

Jon Keller is a political analyst for WBZ.

Susie Banikarim is a Nieman Foundation fellow.

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