Hot topics and top speakers: The WISSENSWERTE starts on 30 November 2020, the original opening day of the congress, a free Online Special. To the topic "Corona: The virus and the media" discuss from 2.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. among others the Virologe Professor Jonas Schmidt Chanasit of the Bernhard-Nocht-Institute in Hamburg, the SPD health expert and epidemiologist Professor Karl Lauterbach as well as Julia Merlot from Der Spiegel, how the media dealt with the Corona Pandemie and what can be learned for future reporting.
The topic of the second session is "Species and climate crisis: the burning forests". From 4.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. the physician, journalist and TV presenter Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen, the editor-in-chief of Spektrum der Wissenschaften Daniel Lingenhöhl and Dr. Susanne Winter, forest ecologist of the nature and species protection organization WWF Germany, will talk about how journalists can report on the topic in a serious and emotional way without short-term showmanship. Interested parties can contact the Website of the WISSENSWERTE or under con-gressa.de/form/2020_wissenswerte and participate interactively in the Online Special.