Reporting on Inequality & Public Health During COVID-19
As COVID-19 touches nearly every beat in the newsroom, what are some of the critical undercovered stories of this moment, and how can journalists tell these stories with nuance and clarity? What are “better practices” for sourcing public health stories, particularly new scientific research? As hate speech and public health misinformation increasingly collide, how should journalists cover COVID-19 misinformation? Discussion will focus on the challenges journalists face in this moment, and how they can step up to the critical task of telling the story of America & the pandemic. How do we connect institutional racism and inequality that existed before COVID-19, and has deep historical roots, with events unfolding on the ground?