Common terminology ensures that we're all talking about the same things in our reporting. Here's a handy guide to terms you may find useful as you cover events surrounding COVID-19. Did we miss anything? Please feel free to suggest additional words and definitions in the comments and/or notes section.
This excellent handbook includes a collection of tools, techniques, resources, and strategies for journalists covering the coronavirus outbreak. It also includes tools for fact-checking misinformation, rumours, and hoaxes.
Emergencies are unpredictable, and it's the responsibility of journalists to seek the truth, report it accurately, and help people make informed decisions to protect themselves and their loved ones. This file is a list of questions you can use to support your efforts to provide accurate and comprehensive information to your audience.
Vulnerable people, including women and children, suffer some of the greatest consequences during an emergency. It's important that members of the media seek ways to support vulnerable groups. This comprehensive handbook includes guidance on how to incorporate proven risk communication and community engagement techniques into your work.
These general tips for visual journalists were created by Jenell Stewart, DO, MPH, Infectious Diseases physician-scientist at University of Washington. Dr. Stewart is married to Peter DiCampo, a visual journalist and cofounder of The Everyday Projects. She created this guide to help journalists who are struggling with ethical and safety considerations in the current void of job specific information. These tips are based on the most recent data and expert opinions available on SARS-CoV-2. (Please take note of the version and date at the top of the page).