PANDEMIC/ALUMNI

Talent pool gives advice on navigating the pandemic

Posted by Cheolan Jeong

We've pooled advice from our international alumni to help journalists navigate their way through the Covid-19 pandemic.

From what went wrong in the media's early coverage of the coronavirus crisis, creating meaningful stories through user-generated content and wearable technology, to teasing out the empathy in data, adapting your journalism post-lockdown, verifying in the midst of an infodemic and moving beyond scare stories... 

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Marco Panzetti, a documentary photographer from Italy, looks at what went wrong with the media's early coronavirus coverage.

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Waad Al Kateab from Syria, who filmed from a Covid-19 ward in a UK hospital, looks at safety and moving beyond scare stories.

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Yen Duong, a photojournalist from Vietnam, talks about safety and setting priorities when covering the pandemic.

 

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Yusuf Omar, from Hashtag Our Stories, looks at explainer journalism and creating stories through user-generated content.

 

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Viasen Soobramoney from South Africa, talks fighting false news and the importance of verification during an infodemic.

 

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Gisella Rodriguez from Ecuador says it's important to tease out the empathy and emphasise the humanity in data. 

 

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Monique Mortlock from South Africa says it's essential not to forget informed consent and the dignity of those we interview.

 

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Marco Panzetti looks at personal responsibility and adapting your journalism during a period of instability and disruption.

 

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Yusuf Omar explores augmented reality and point-of-view storytelling through wearables, such as Snap Spectacles.

 

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Asad Pabani, a journalist and producer from Pakistan, talks about using journalism to contribute to public good.

 

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Damilola Banjo, a journalist from Nigeria, stresses the need to tackle misinformation around the pandemic. 

 

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Yusuf Omar says it's all about tools and not rules as he gives his top five tips for creating content on a mobile phone.

 

Free online courses

  

Our free online course on SAFETY gives practical advice on assessing the risks so journalists are better prepared to go on assignment.

 

Our free online course on VERIFICATION, with First Draft, helps journalists identify false data.

  

Our free online course in CONTENT covers creating deep, but balanced, content of the crisis.

 

These courses are now available in English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Russian and Ukrainian.

Cheolan Jeong

Cheolan Jeong

Video producer

About: Cheolan supports the communications team and produces innovative video content for the foundation's social channels.

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