MEDIA COVERAGE OF COVID19; PRACRICAL TIPS

Covid19 has become the biggest media and public story of our time today, but with its uncertainties and accompanying infordermic, it has become a challenge for journalists to cover it.

Besides being an invisible story and therefore journalists not knowing what they are reporting about, covering Covid19 comes with a lot of health and safety risks for journalists.

 

Based on this background we have developed this informative poster with practical protective tips for journalists covering Coronavirus stories. 

The informative poster comes with a recorded audio podcast explaining the tips. Feel free to share this poster and translate in any language if you want. 

PROTECTIVE TIPS FOR NEWSROOMS IN THE TIMES OF COVID19

Newsrooms worldwide are challenged on how to inform the public with up to date information while keeping their journalists safe from COVID19.

In times of a pandemic like this, newsrooms and media companies are considered essential services who must go above and beyond to provide the world with necessary information.

We understand the dangers and risks associated with being an essential service provider at the frontline of fighting the COVID19 pandemic.

Given the uncertain nature of the virus and the fact that no one knows where the story is going next, how are the newsrooms prepared for this pandemic? In this poster we have some few fundamental questions newsrooms need to answer as well as tips for protecting the newsroom.