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Using data to illustrate COVID-19’s impact on vulnerable communities

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by Sherry Ricchiardi, International Journalists Network As COVID-19 swept the globe, data journalism played a critical role in providing reliable information about the rapid onset and ferocity of the pandemic. Interactive maps traced the virus through cities and neighborhoods. Graphics illustrated how the virus invades and ravages the body. Fever charts marked cases and deaths.…

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Magazine closures from failure to adapt, not just pandemic

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By Mariam Cheik-Hussein, AdNews Traditional media’s failure to adapt to new reader expectations, not just the pressures of the pandemic, led to Bauer closing eight titles this week and means the industry can expect to see further magazines shutting, industry insiders say.  Earlier this week Bauer Media confirmed it was axing eight magazines; Harper’s Bazaar,…

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Key quotes on COVID-19 and education: What’s the future of school?

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by Chanté Russell, International Journalists’ Network The COVID-19 pandemic had a major impact on the last school year for many students around the world. Now, experts are looking ahead to how ongoing outbreaks will affect education in both the near and distant future.  To discuss how countries around the world are handling education in the…

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Photojournalism best practices during COVID-19

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By International Journalists’ Network Photojournalism can be a dangerous line of work, especially when it comes to reporting on critical events and developments on-site. High-risk environments for photographers can include conflict zones, and countries experiencing civil unrest and instability. Examples today include conflicts in Syria, Palestine and Yemen, among others.  Health crises, like the recent Ebola,…

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Juggling parenting and journalism during the pandemic

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by Fabiana Santos, International Journalists’ Network Since the onset of COVID-19, balancing work and family life has proven to be incredibly challenging for journalists. Those who are parents have to deal with school closures, social distancing and working in a bleak environment.  “What’s worse than being exposed to an overdose of bad news and suffering is that many people seem blind, and deny…

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Does the pandemic really have people moving out of cities and into the suburbs? Not so fast.

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Plus, temperature checks are not reliable, it’s about time to get your flu vaccine, the status of health care reform, stadium voting sites, and more. By Al Tompkins, Poynter It is hard to make definitive statements about the long-term effects of the pandemic but it appears that the early indications that people may be leaving…

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Why Some Print Magazines Have Hit Pause During the Pandemic

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Have some print magazines been too hasty to hit pause on publication, allowing other titles to capitalise on readers’ appetites for content during lockdown? By Sappi It’s very much a mixed picture for print magazines during the coronavirus pandemic. While some titles are finding new readers looking for a bit of escapism, others have chosen…

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How the pandemic is throwing international reporting into crisis

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The coronavirus has created a devastating cocktail of economic turmoil and heightened risks that throw the fate of foreign reporting into jeopardy. by Megan Janetsky, Poynter I was in rural Guatemala following the lives of former migrants when the pandemic hit like a sledgehammer. I’d spent the past two years as a freelance foreign correspondent,…

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Content innovation: reconnecting with readers

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by Piet van Niekerk and Pierre de Villiers, FIPP During the very early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak, Wired recognised how vital it would be to cover the disease and the impact of it comprehensively. In January the magazine started to shuffle budgets away from other editorial areas to double down on science, politics and business – sections the…

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Travel Publishers Pivot Editorial Strategy Amid Pandemic

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by Sara Guaglione, Publishers Daily What does a travel magazine do when a global pandemic effectively grinds travel to a halt? They pivot.  That’s what four editors at some of the top travel publications told Publishers Daily. All the editors spoken to noted the COVID-19 pandemic catapulted the topic of travel to front page news,…

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