Tag: tips for writing about COVID-19

Pandemic inspired magazine covers

Magazine covers provide a fascinating look into art inspired by life, and the pandemic is no different. Take a look at a couple of collections of pandemic inspired magazine covers. Which ones are your favorite? Share your magazine’s pandemic covers. How magazine covers are illustrating the pandemic How has the pandemic been represented on magazine…

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CDC: We could soon see 30,000 COVID-19 deaths a week

Plus, vaccine trials are looking for teens, restaurant and hotel workers can’t catch a break, 61 members of Congress have tested positive, and more. By Al Tompkins, Poynter Pandemic models show the United States topping 400,000 deaths and rocketing toward a half million sometime in February. It is not just one pandemic model showing the…

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Reporting on the pandemic and higher education

by Devin Windelspecht, International Journalists’ Network The death of a student last fall at Appalachian State University brought a global pandemic suddenly close to home for a small college town in rural North Carolina. Since universities began to reopen their doors in September, a similar story has played out across the U.S. as college campuses…

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‘Unsupported’: a powerful rating to flag COVID-19 conspiracy theories

The burden of proof is actually on those who spread false information. Not on fact-checkers to prove them wrong By: Cristina Tardáguila, Poynter Public data is the raw material with which fact-checkers work every day. Without it, the credibility of rating information as false — without being able to show the reasoning behind the decision…

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Some Magazines Suffering Amid Pandemic, Online and Off

New data shows certain major magazines have had a tough time with audiences so far this year, but a few have managed to thrive. By Kali Hays, WWD During a year that’s seen a pandemic, economic fallout, an ongoing social justice movement and a presidential election like no other, magazine media has had plenty to…

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Impact-driven journalism during the pandemic

by Devansh Mehta, International Journalists’ Network The people of Hardauli village in Madhya Pradesh, India, were frightened. On March 30, one week after the Indian government announced a three-week nationwide lockdown, six families returned from the city of Pune, a COVID-19 hotspot. Some migrants were coughing, and despite government orders that returning migrants exhibiting symptoms…

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16 story ideas about race, ethnicity and COVID-19

by Al Tompkins, Poynter Covering COVID-19 is a daily Poynter briefing of story ideas about the coronavirus and other timely topics for journalists, written by senior faculty Al Tompkins. Sign up here to have it delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I am going to focus our…

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Guidelines for determining when a medical study is newsworthy — and true

by Sherry Ricchiardi, International Journalists’ Network Covering the healthcare beat is like tiptoeing through a minefield. Medical reports are full of contradictory information.  Take, for instance, a story in the Guardian that was published in early June: “Coffee lovers who drink up to 25 cups a day can rest assured the drink is not bad…

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The fact-checking ecosystem that prepared Chile for the COVID-19 infodemic

by Consuelo Ferrer, International Journalists’ Network In the midst of protests that erupted in Chile over inequality in the country in October 2019, Fabián Padilla identified a critical need: information circulating online needed to be fact-checked and verified.  Rocked by fear and anger nationwide, Chileans were sharing photos that went viral online. These included images about fires…

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Switzerland: Elettra Fiumi talks about her experience covering COVID-19

by The Coalition for Women in Journalism Elettra Fuimi is a journalist and documentary filmmaker based in Lugano, Switzerland. She is also the founder of Fiumi Studios – a full-service production and online content strategy company. Elettra has been monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy – her home country, which became one of hardest hit…

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