Tag: tips for writing about COVID-19

Coronavirus: The words you need to understand the news

by John Kelly, Dictionary.com The situation of the coronavirus outbreak is changing fast. And news and information about the disease can be overwhelming, not least of which are the many new, confusing, and technical terms being used about the outbreak. Understanding these terms is essential to helping people stay informed and safe—and we take seriously…

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Past health crises can inform reporting on COVID-19

by Bhavya Dore, International Journalists’ Network Journalists around the world are covering a global pandemic, but it’s not the first time a health crisis has gripped the journalism world. To learn from past crises, and better approach reporting on COVID-19, we reached out to Thomas Abraham, an academic and former journalist who studies the role…

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A collection of reporting resources for covering the coronavirus

As you seek to write about COVID-19 for your publication, it’s important to find new ways to discuss it, new angles to cover, and accurate, timely information. We gathered a collection of trusted resources to help you as you serve your readership with news and hope amid the pandemic. https://www.statista.com/page/covid-19-coronavirus Statista is a leading provider…

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The role of solutions journalism in reporting on COVID-19

by Emily Neil, International Journalists’ Network Journalists are working around the clock to provide readers with comprehensive, up-to-date reporting on the COVID-19 global pandemic. Much of this coverage is focused on the reality of the crisis — what is happening, what can be expected, and new guidelines issued by local and national governments.  In the…

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How journalists can take care of themselves while covering trauma

by Kari Cobham, Poynter Journalists can’t properly cover trauma if they’re suffering themselves — here’s a guide to self-care The replies to Jareen Imam’s tweet were a hundred deep by the time she got home, 14 hours after a gunman attacked The Capital Gazette newspaper. They wanted her dead. Knew where she lived. Where her…

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Chinese journalists share advice for covering COVID-19

by Joey Qi, International Journalists’ Network Despite years of suppression, investigative reporting has somehow managed to survive in China. But the COVID-19 outbreak has sparked a new wave of Chinese muckraking. In the few months since the pandemic began in the Chinese city of Wuhan, Chinese media appears to have produced more high-quality investigative reporting than it…

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Dos and don’ts of reporting on COVID-19–from a non-science background

by Ezra Del Rosario, International Journalists’ Network As COVID-19 continues to spread, journalists around the world are working tirelessly to provide the latest news on the pandemic for their audiences. For reporters who don’t have experience covering health and science news, delivering updates on COVID-19 can be very difficult.  SciLine, which connects journalists to scientific…

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What share of the world population is already on COVID-19 lockdown?

by Katharina Buchholz, Statista A report by The Guardian shows that 20 percent of the world population is currently on some form of a coronavirus lockdown, meaning their movement is being actively restricted and controlled by their respective governments. According to an analysis by Statista, that number is already closer to 25 percent. While there…

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Fight the stress of covering the coronavirus

9 ways journalists can push back against the stress of an always-on story by Al Tompkins and Sidney Tompkins, Poynter I have been hearing from journalists who are stressed out by this nonstop COVID-19 coverage. Journalists tell me they spend all day talking with experts who are warning that the worst is yet to come…

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Want to better serve your readers regarding COVID-19? Read these tips.

by Aldana Vales, International Journalists’ Network Reporting on the impact of COVID-19 in your community doesn’t just require listening to trusted medical sources. Hearing from your audience is also essential to better understand what content your readers need, want or find missing from existing coverage. By doing so, your news organization can better serve your…

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