Tag: tips for writing about COVID-19

What Publishers Can Learn From the Pandemic’s Engagement Surge

After a few record setting months, how can site traffic be converted into brand momentum? By Caysey Welton, Folio If there’s one thing that the pandemic has taught the publishing industry, it’s that it must be prepared for anything. This was not only true in terms of how publishers were forced to manage their businesses…

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Key Quotes: COVID-19 and reporting on communities of color

by Taylor Mulcahey, International Journalists’ Network The pandemic has disproportionately affected minority communities and communities of color around the world, panelists said in an ICFJ Global Health Crisis Reporting Forum webinar on Monday.  “When this started happening, it was really clear to me and my team that this was going to be impacting working class…

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Magazines and the pandemic – how reading became more popular than ever

By Stora Enso The magazine market has long relied on ad revenue to maintain a steady flow of cash and to keep things up and running. Now, as advertisers are forced to tighten their purse strings, publishers are left to figure out how to fill the gap. Luckily, it’s not all grim news. Interest in…

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Tips and tools for shooting video on your phone

by Jacob Templin, International Journalists’ Network This article is the second in a 4-part series based on training materials produced during the APAC video accelerator. If you have a smartphone, chances are you have a professional quality video camera at your disposal. Knowing when and how to use it is important. This tip sheet covers the apps and…

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Posts about COVID-19 vaccines bring an overdose of misinformation

by Cristina Tardáguila, Poynter The world waits anxiously for a vaccine that will halt the deaths and devastation from the coronavirus. But until that happens, fear and uncertainty are generating a gigantic list of falsehoods about this topic. Extra caution is essential when reading about COVID-19 vaccines. On Tuesday,  President Donald Trump suggested in a…

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Exploring boundaries between journalism ethics, charity and advocacy

by Sherry Ricchiardi, International Journalists’ Network Veteran reporter Adie Vanessa Offiong was working on a story about the maternal health challenges Nigerian women faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of her sources was a mother, pregnant with twins, on the verge of financial ruin. She and her husband recently lost their jobs. They had a…

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This is What It’s Like Photographing a Magazine Spread During a Pandemic

By DL Cade, PetaPixel Celebrity portrait photographer Daniel Kennedy was recently commissioned to shoot a spread for Billboard Magazine, his first job since the widespread lockdowns caused by COVID-19. He took the opportunity to give us a look at what magazine shoots might look like as the world begins to open back up. Thus far, most…

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Video reporting during the pandemic: Experts share their insights

by David Maas, International Journalists’ Network The COVID-19 pandemic has shaped a new normal in journalism today. Reporters around the world have adapted to cover the global health crisis from all different angles, and often from the confines of their homes. When out in the field, journalists are taking extra measures to ensure their well-being,…

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Estimates of COVID-19’s impact on journalism fail to count freelancers, whose livelihoods have vanished overnight

When the crisis has passed, and our profession begins to dust itself off and rebuild, the real toll of the damage will never fully be counted. by Molly McCluskey, Poynter While nearly every industry is facing layoffs due to the coronavirus epidemic, journalism is bearing a particular brunt. The New York Times estimated in April…

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New interactive game promotes solutions journalism during COVID-19

by Jem Collins, International Journalists’ Network It has now been about three months since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, and the UK government brought in lockdown measures. We have since seen hundreds of thousands of headlines about the novel coronavirus across the globe. Whether it is breaking news about infection rates or the restrictions…

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