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This is how you can take oxygen away from those false videos about COVID-19

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When you share a piece of content — albeit under criticism — you are giving it extra life. And low-quality content does not deserve that by Cristina Tardáguila, Poynter This was a tough week for those who are at the forefront of the war against disinformation. Two cases of great media impact made it clear…

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Tips for early-career journalists during the pandemic

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by Devin Windelspecht, International Journalists’ Network The COVID-19 pandemic is an uncertain time for early-career journalists. As the health crisis has accelerated both the decline of local news and the growing reliance on remote work, those just starting their reporting careers have been forced to adapt.  With internships and entry-level positions on hold as offices and…

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10 tips for journalists covering COVID-19

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by Taylor Mulcahey, International Journalists’ Network It’s a journalist’s duty to clearly and responsibly communicate reliable information to the general public. During a global health crisis, like the one we face now with the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, this role becomes ever more critical.  “There is so much ‘fog’…

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Remote video interviews: All you need to know

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by Alan Haburchak, International Journalists’ Network In our current moment, travel is limited and in-person interviews are often impossible for most video journalists. But, that doesn’t mean your news organization can’t still get great interview footage to broadcast and/or publish online. Below, you will find a few simple, inexpensive technical methods to facilitate and capture remote interviews between reporters and…

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Write the First Draft – Now!

how now are you?
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It was a hot day, and I had been fairly productive on my editing and writing projects up until mid-afternoon. There was one more article I needed to work on, but I was tired, and I didn’t want to push through. I glanced at the notes I had taken during the interview with the article…

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U.S. video journalist shares tips for covering COVID-19: ‘We have to get creative’

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By Erik Crouch, Committee to Protect Journalists In early March, Jon Gerberg was in Detroit, Michigan, covering the Democratic primaries as a video journalist with The Washington Post. But as the COVID-19 virus has spread in the United States and around the world, Gerberg’s coverage has changed to focus on the pandemic. In recent stories…

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Colombian journalist Karoll Pineda discusses reporting during COVID-19

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By Aldana Vales, International Center for Journalists Colombian journalist Karoll Pineda kickstarted his career in the news industry while a university student. He worked for the radio station at the University of Cartagena, where he earned a degree in social communication. Since graduating, Pineda has held jobs and assignments in journalism and strategic communications. Among them, he has…

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Key quotes: Lessons learned reporting on the pandemic in Brazil

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by Jennifer Dorroh, International Journalists’ Network In Brazil, where disinformation and harassment of reporters are part of the media landscape, the dogged investigative reporter Patricia Campos Mello is better prepared than most journalists to uncover the truth. She has reported from war zones, covered the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone and persisted in reporting on…

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Our top 10 tips for media in the COVID-19 ‘info-demic’

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Reporting in a crisis often means covering death tolls, human suffering and instances of government failure. But just as important is providing accurate, trusted information that people need to cope and survive. by Genevieve Hutchinson, BBC As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, the WHO’s Director-General has referred to an ‘info-demic’ accompanying the virus. Rumours and mis-…

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Covering COVID-19: Handbook for journalists

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Here is a collection of tools, techniques, resources, and strategies for journalists covering the coronavirus outbreak. It includes tools for fact-checking misinformation and hoaxes. Get the handbook

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