Tag: tips for writing about COVID-19

How Has the Pandemic Changed Journalism? I Asked a New York Times Reporter

pandemic changed journalism

It isn’t a secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything — from the way we interact with our colleagues to the way we operate our businesses. But one of the most important things for communicators to analyze right now is the way the pandemic has affected journalists, who are our most important relationships in…

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What changed for your publication during the past year?


In April 2020, we asked you to share the creative ministry outreach ideas that you planned to implement during the pandemic. Each of us has gone through so much during the past year, and we want to hear from you about what has changed and the creative new strategies that have come out of the…

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Reporting on refugees during the pandemic in Egypt and Morocco

reporting on refugees

The COVID-19 pandemic has aggravated the challenges typically faced by refugees. As the world continues to claw its way out of the global health crisis, the responsibility journalists hold to report their stories has become ever more critical. Across the Middle East and North Africa, journalists have produced high-quality, engaging reporting that shines a light…

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Publishing during pandemic: Innovation, collaboration, and change


The future is bright for those who embrace change Since the last editorial for Learned Publishing, a lot has changed. At the time of writing for the April issue, the UK was watching the global spread of COVID-19 but was not yet in lockdown. Since then, a large part of the world has been shut…

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Fears about vaccines accounted for half of fact checks submitted to the Alliance database in March

vaccine falsehoods

455 new fact checks were added in March, with false claims about adverse reactions and deaths being the most prominent Vaccine falsehoods increased their share of the CoronaVirusFacts Alliance database in March, accounting for 49% of the 455 newly added claims. The database, which combines the work of more than 90 fact-checking organizations from more…

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MENA-based journalists overcome challenges to report on refugees during COVID-19

reporting on refugees during COVID-19

COVID-19 has exacerbated already difficult conditions in many countries in the Middle East and North Africa — especially those experiencing economic problems and armed conflict. These conditions are often reflected among vulnerable groups, including among people experiencing poverty, and refugees. In an ICFJ-Facebook Journalism Project training program, journalists from countries in the region produced in-depth, compelling stories…

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Print publishers go digital to survive the pandemic

print publishers go digital

The cornavirus pandemic has devastated the print publishing world. We explore the continuing trends that have seen many traditional print publishers turn to digital in a bid to survive. The pandemic has had a disastrous impact to all facets of life in the UK. We’ve all felt the impacts, from government restrictions on social interactions…

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Key takeaways for covering obesity during COVID-19

obesity and COVID-19

by Inaara Gangji, International Journalists’ Network People with obesity are suffering more and dying at higher rates from COVID-19, according to a report released by the World Obesity Federation in March. This makes obesity a high-risk factor, similar to other comorbidities such as diabetes and heart disease.  “We know that clearly when you have obesity,…

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Magazine publishing market to grow by nearly $3.5 billion during 2021-2025 | Insights on COVID-19 impact analysis, key drivers, trends, and products offered by major vendors

magazine publishing market

The 120-page report and TOC analyze the magazine publishing market by type (print and digital) and geography (Europe, APAC, North America, MEA, and South America). by Technavio The global magazine publishing market is expected to grow by USD 3.43 Billion during 2021-2025, according to Technavio’s latest market report. Based on our research, the publishing sector…

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Tips for reporting on migration during the pandemic

reporting on migration

by Lucía Ballon-Becerra, International Journalists’ Network COVID-19 has resulted in devastating economic and health consequences for many people around the world — and especially the most vulnerable.  Migrant populations, fleeing hardship at home, have confronted heightened risk on their journeys in search of better opportunity. More are unemployed, and many have been left stranded mid-transit.…

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