Shageaa Naqvi, who goes by “Jia,” is an undergraduate journalism senior at Northwestern University’s Qatar campus. She had the privilege to intern at The Washington Post for 10 weeks as a science reporter. She wrote 25 stories about health, science or the environment. She also covered the March for Science in Washington D.C. as a photojournalist. Jia plans to pursue medical or health journalism in graduate school, with a goal to work as a health reporter for The Post.
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You Are Not Solely Responsible for Your Health—But Does Health Journalism Reflect That?By Jia Naqvi SAN FRANCISCO—An apple a day keeps the doctor away—that is, if you can afford apples or if you have access to a place that provides or sells them. Myriad social, economic and demographic factors, all beyond the control of the individual, can affect how vulnerable we are to ill health or injury.... Read More
Resistance Fighters: Bacteria Evolve to Withstand Drugs, Limiting Effective TherapiesBy Jia Naqvi SAN FRANCISCO—Eleven days. That is all it took for E. coli bacteria in a lab demonstration to evolve protections against an antibiotic dose 1,000 times more concentrated than previously needed to kill them. The well-publicized 2016 experiment (see video below) pointed to the problem of ever-growing antibiotic resistance, fed by increased antibiotic... Read More