Engaging Readers in the Age of Information Overload: Lessons Learned from Showcasing a City's Trees, Delving into Data Journalism and Writing Health Stories During a Global Pandemic.
Megan Ogilvie is a staff reporter for the Toronto Star who has spent much of her 13-year career writing about science, health and medicine. Her favourite stories from the last few years include a handbook on how people can fight climate change, a feature on why surgeons listen to music in the operating room, and a story about how a team of Toronto doctors made a new esophagus for a survivor of a brutal acid attack. Megan has also authored three successful series for the Star, including the popular nutrition column The Dish and, more recently, Tree of the Week. Her book, Menu Confidential, was inspired by her The Dish column and was shortlisted for a 2013 Taste Canada Award. Since March, Megan has been covering the COVID-19 pandemic with the Star’s health and science team.