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Three falsehoods about COVID-19 that must be killed, and how you can help

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by Cristina Tardáguila, Poynter In the fight against misinformation about the new coronavirus, a phenomenon deserves immediate attention: The fear-fueled hoaxes that have been debunked several times, in many parts of the world, but just won’t die. It is time to kill those zombie-falsehoods with the help of good digital citizens. The vast majority of…

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Rethinking Digital Editions During the Pandemic and Beyond

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By Leah Wynalek, Publishing Executive Faced with shrinking ad revenue during COVID-19, magazine publishers are being forced to ask tough questions about their upcoming print issues. Some are scaling back circulation or frequency to cut costs, while others are suspending print runs altogether. In most cases, they’re taking a second look at their digital editions…

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Photojournalists share experience from the frontlines of the pandemic

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by Dale Willman, International Journalists’ Network Comparing the pandemic to war, as some stories have been doing over the past month, is fraught for many reasons — among them the skewed framing it may convey. President Trump has called himself a wartime president, less because he’s at battle with a distant enemy, more because leaders generally…

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Key quotes: opening after lockdown

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by Jennifer Dorroh, International Journalists’ Network As many communities move from urging people to stay at home to opening for business, the U.S., one of the world’s wealthiest countries, is not prepared to meet the challenge, an economist and an epidemiologist said during an ICFJ webinar Thursday. “When the United States is handling this relatively…

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Small video team? Here’s some advice.

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by David Maas, International Journalists’ Network Aaron Eaton works in a small newsroom where he runs a one-person video team — himself.  He produces at least one video per week for the Philadelphia Tribune, the oldest and largest continuously published newspaper in the U.S. covering the African American community.  His videos typically attract between 1,000…

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Publishing During A Pandemic

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an interview for Commpro “It’s Important For Us To Stay Laser-Focused On Creating Relevant And Essential Content For Consumers And Supporting Our Partners…We’re All In This Together” – A Mr. Magazine™ Exclusive Interview… “If you would have told me six months ago that in the middle of March every employee would be working from home and…

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Nothing catches God by surprise

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By Lara Odebiyi, founder and director of Dabira Publishing in Nigeria, and a member of MTI’s Board of Directors The year 2020 arrived with a lot of promise and expectation. The entrance of a new decade was certain to keep us excited through the year. Personally, I had so many dreams and aspirations for existing…

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Tips for journalists working from home

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by Maeve Hennessey, The Lenfest Institute Over the past couple of weeks, newsrooms have abruptly transitioned from operating in an office to newsroom members being spread out in their homes, working remotely. Though working in sweatpants can be temporarily luxurious, working from home — while balancing kids, pets, and other responsibilities — can be a…

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COVID-19 infodemic exacerbates existing religious and racial prejudices

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by Harrison Mantas, Poynter In the absence of clarity and a rash of misinformation, the COVID-19 pandemic has created a breeding ground for prejudice against minority groups across the globe. This isn’t entirely unexpected. A 2019 Harvard study found a correlation between infectious disease rates and explicit racial prejudice. “If you’re living in a region…

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A conversation on COVID-19 and press freedom

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by Taylor Mulcahey, International Journalists’ Network Journalists today are adapting to the challenges of reporting on COVID-19. In countries across the world, they’re working long hours, conducting interviews remotely and taking precautions to protect their health.  As they do, they’re forced to deal with another challenge to their work; one that has become more entrenched in the…

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