COVID-19

Taking Care of Journalists and Journalism

May 27, 2020: Local Broadcasters’ Town Hall
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Here are resources shared on the May 27, 2020, town hall-style webinar hosted by the Power Shift Project, presented in cooperation with Radio Television Digital News Association, highlighting the impact of local journalism and sharing great ideas for coverage to serve communities during the coronavirus pandemic. The webinar featured journalists from Entravision, KBAK, KCBS, KING, KTVI, KWTX, KYW, NET, Nexstar Media Group, WJHG, WTIP, WUNC, and WWL.

TV and Radio Stories and Specials on COVID-19

TV and Radio Initiatives During COVID-19

Other Resources


May 11, 2020: Deeper Reporting on Local Solutions
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Here are resources shared on the May 11, 2020, webinar hosted by the Power Shift Project, presented in cooperation with the Solutions Journalism Network, examining how to dig deeper for answers to the many problems that the COVID-19 has created and those that it has surfaced in telling detail. The webinar featured journalists from The Christian Science Monitor, Cleveland.com, Digboston.com, The Hechinger Report, LAist, Newsy, Vox and The Washington Post who shared recent stories they have written illustrating deeper reporting on local issues.

Articles Cited

Other Links


April 27, 2020: Health, Science and Business Writers on Covering the Pandemic
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Here are resources shared on the April 27, 2020, webinar hosted by the Power Shift Project featuring leaders of journalism organizations whose members focus on health, science, environment and the economic impact of COVID-19, now and in the future. Freedom Forum fellow Jill Geisler sought ideas and best practices from leaders of the National Association of Science Writers, Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing, Society of Environmental Journalists and the Association of Health Care Journalists.

COVID-19 Resources

Surveys and Discussion Groups

For Educators and Students

Grants

Webinars and Webcasts

Relevant Stories

Convention/Conference Updates


April 8, 2020: Top Journalism Groups on Local Coverage of Crisis
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Here are resources shared by leaders of top professional journalism organizations on the April 8, 2020, webinar hosted by the Power Shift Project on covering the coronavirus epidemic while caring for dedicated teams. Freedom Forum fellow Jill Geisler sought ideas and best practices from leaders of the Institute for Nonprofit News; Investigative Reporters and Editors; Local Independent Online News Publishers; Local Media Association; National Press Photographers Association; News Leaders Association; Online News Association; OpenNews; Radio Television Digital News Association; Society for News Design; and Society of Professional Journalists.

COVID-19 Resources

Emergency Funds and Reporting Grants

Surveys and Reports

Webinars and Online Training

Other Links


April 1, 2020: Perspectives from Women, LGBTQ and Minority Journalists
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Here are resources shared by leaders of major journalism organizations on the April 1, 2020, webinar hosted by the Power Shift Project on how the coronavirus epidemic is affecting under-served communities and how journalists are covering the story. Freedom Forum fellow Jill Geisler sought ideas and best practices from leaders of the Asian American Journalists Association, National Association of Black Journalists, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Native American Journalists Association, NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists, South Asian Journalists Association, and Journalism & Women Symposium.

On COVID-19 Coverage

Emergency Funds and Reporting Grants


March 23, 2020: Taking Care of Journalists and Journalism
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Here are resources shared on the March 23, 2020, webinar hosted by the Power Shift Project for journalists and educators on covering the coronavirus while caring for their teams. Freedom Forum fellow Jill Geisler debriefed 16 news organization and journalism education leaders for ideas and best practices.