Tag: tips for writing about COVID-19

Covering the pandemic’s impact on Haiti’s deaf community

by Stéphanie Fillion, International Journalists’ Network Haitian journalist Milo Milfort’s mantra is to never accept authorities’ words as the undeniable truth before questioning them. He is an active participant in the Global Health Crisis Reporting Forum, a project of the International Journalists’ Network and their parent organization, International Center for Journalists. He is the author of an…

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China: Emily Feng talks about her experience covering COVID-19

by The Coalition for Women in Journalism Emily Feng is a Beijing-based international correspondent for the National Public Radio (NPR) – an American media organization. We asked Emily how she has been keeping up as a journalist in the midst of COVID-19. “When the outbreak first began everyone, including journalists, were not aware of how…

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Essential data journalism tips and resources

by Naomi Ludlow, International Journalists’ Network Communicating data can feel like an overwhelming task. As journalists, how can we translate extensive numbers-based research and analysis into coherent, comprehensible reporting?  Data journalists have honed this skill set. They’ve refined how to best present data-related findings to most effectively inform their readers.  In an ICFJ Global Health Crisis Reporting…

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Journalists in Singapore cover COVID-19’s impact on migrant workers

by Chanté Russell, International Journalists’ Network When COVID-19 broke out in Singapore in early 2020, the country shut down. Migrant workers, who make up over 20% of the population, generally live in dormitories. When the country went into lockdown, these workers were isolated in their small rooms with limited access to resources and a constant fear…

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12 apps journalists can use to record interviews remotely

by Damian Radcliffe, International Journalists’ Network Although most journalists prefer to conduct interviews face-to-face, the reality is that in the COVID age, that’s seldom possible.  Modified equipment has enabled broadcast journalists to record interviews while practicing social distancing. But, I would argue that unless you really need to conduct an interview in person, don’t.  This,…

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Safety and security best practices for freelance journalists

by Lucía Ballon-Becerra, International Journalists’ Network The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed safety concerns front and center for journalists in 2020. As they have reported on the novel coronavirus, journalists and newsroom editors have regularly been tasked with analyzing the health and security risks that accompany their coverage.  How have freelance journalists ensured that their safety…

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Lean, zine-printing machines: How magazines are pressing on through lockdown

By John McCarthy, The Drum The Drum’s John McCarthy and Sam Bradley catch up with a host of editors and publishers to explore how magazines have adapted during the pandemic. The role of print in magazine publishing has long been under question, with ink on paper looking set to be the preserve of niche, indie…

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Self-care for journalists

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Self-care for journalists is vital during a crisis. As the pandemic stretches on, we’ve put together a list of resources to help refresh you. On-demand workshops: Mission drift: Protecting what matters most Practices that sustain us in the long journey Preventing Burnout Blog posts: When discouragement sets in 4 tips to staying safe when covering…

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2020 Insights into the Print & Digital Publishing Media Industry in South Africa – Impact of the Coronavirus

by ResearchandMarkets.com, Business Wire The “The Print & Digital Publishing Media Industry in South Africa 2020” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. This report focuses on the Print & Digital Media Publishing Industry and includes comprehensive information on the state and size of the sector including the latest available circulation, readership and adspend figures…

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Innovations in print, advertising, events and more: How COVID-19 is generating new opportunities for media

by UPM Communication Papers With every crisis comes opportunity, and that has certainly been the case for many publishers in 2020. We’ve heard from dozens of media companies, large and small, about how the pandemic has impacted them – for the worse, but also for the better. Back in August, we spoke to James Hewes,…

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