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The Zika Virus and the Stigma of Microcephaly

In a Dallas Morning News op-ed, Keren Landman dissects microcephaly, a feature associated with Zika virus, the health crisis seriously impacting nations like Venezuela and El Salvador, explaining a possible stigmatization in the media of those with microcephaly. NCDJ Director Kristin Gilger and disability activist Katherine Schneider (also the sponsor of NCDJ’s “Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability”) both discuss media depictions of disability in the story. Read more