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Should Journalists Let a Pandemic be the Sole Angle?

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COVID-19 impacted many sections of news coverage including politics, sports, business and more. Should journalists let a pandemic be the sole angle?  by Evelyn Mateos, Editor & Publisher Douglas Soule, 20, senior, West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va. Soule is the editor-in-chief of the Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University’s independent student newspaper. He previously interned at…

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Recording audio and video interviews from home

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by RTDNA Watch a video recording of the IRE/RTDNA webinar on audio and video reporting from home, featuring Megan Cloherty, Eric Flack, Cindy Galli, Danielle Leigh and Lee Zurik, here. Recording video interviews:  Zoom Lets you record the screen. Tip from an attendee: “If you have another person (a producer in my case) run the Zoom…

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Key quotes: Photojournalism in the COVID-19 era

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by Jennifer Dorroh, International Journalists’ Network Covering COVID-19 is often an exercise in explaining statistics: How many people are sick? Unemployed? What is this week’s death rate? But photographers are showing us the human face — and cost — of the pandemic.  Journalists “have been telling this story, more than any story I can remember,…

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How to Help Your Advertisers Understand the Importance of Marketing Amidst COVID-19

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by Ryan Dohrn, Editor & Publisher It’s been rough out there in sales land during this health crisis. And yet, web traffic is spiking for media companies. So, what do we do to leverage that and take a bad situation and make it better for our advertisers? Let’s give ourselves some historical context. In 1776,…

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The New Normal: How Industry Magazines Are Navigating the Pandemic

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From diving head-first into webinars to making up for suddenly irrelevant editorial calendars, leaders at five magazines tell us how they’re making it work. By Greg Dool, Folio The extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic will impact publishing is still coming into focus, and, as our content director noted last month, will likely take years…

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Reporting on Hope and Help: Telling the story of people

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by Kevin Benz, RTDNA The journalism on COVID-19 is nothing short of lifesaving. Those of you in the heat of it — local journalists — are sacrificing so much to keep your community safe. There is now another topic we need to add into our reporting mix — providing hope and help to those feeling the…

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An element of truth keeps a myth alive

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A recap of popular claims in the CoronaVirusFacts Alliance Database by Harrison Mantas, Poynter Thrombosis is back again as a highly searched topic in the CoronaVirusFacts Alliance database. Its persistence represents how difficult it is to conquer a myth when it is so widely shared and when it has elements of truth. The myth about…

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Safety protocols for covering COVID-19 aim to protect freelancers

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by Courtney C. Radsch, International Journalists’ Network Download the resource. Journalists are among the frontline workers who have been out ensuring the public gets its news despite the risks of the novel coronavirus. In many cases, they must contend not only with the health hazards of COVID-19, but also the dangers of covering civil unrest as…

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Reporting on gender-based violence during quarantine

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by Marjuli Matheus-Hidalgo, International Journalists’ Network Life in quarantine has its challenges: figuring out how to work, study, keep a daily routine and be productive, to name a few. But not everyone experiences quarantine the same way. Some people live in vulnerable conditions, and quarantine makes things worse. Some people — mostly women and children…

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Diplomado Virtual: Escritura y Edición de textos

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https://www.biblicavirtual.com/escritura-y-edicion-de-textos Nos complace anunciar el lanzamiento de un nuevo y emocionante programa de capacitación para escritores y editores, “Escritura y edición de textos”.  Este Diplomado Virtual consistirá en cinco cursos de un mes de duración, cada uno dirigido por un profesional de publicaciones calificado con años de trabajo y experiencia docente. Comenzando con el curso…

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