Course Code: JN21.1E
Term: Self paced
Open for Enrollment
This course was created in collaboration with the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), The Ethical Journalism Network, Dart Centre Europe and Free Press Unlimited (FPU).
This course is designed to help journalists navigate the ethical and practical challenges needed to cover pandemics and epidemics looking specifically at the Covid-19 outbreak. It draws on the experience of those who are covering it now and on the experiences of those who have covered previous outbreaks. Interrogation of the science and data surrounding such pandemics is an important part of the course, and the aim is to draw on expert science and health reporters for this aspect. The course also addresses key elements such as use of language, and terminology which avoids stigmatisation and discrimination. Verification and Safety are covered in detail in two separate courses available on Journalism Now.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
NAOMI GOLDSMITH, your course instructor has been training and supporting journalists in some of the most challenging environments in the world, such as Afghanistan, Libya and South Sudan. She has previously reported, presented and produced for the BBC.
Joining Naomi is a strong team of media experts:
ALOK JHA, Science Correspondent for The Economist.
JANE HUGHES, Director of Communications and Public Engagement Francis Crick Institute and former BBC Health Correspondent.
WAAD AL-KATEAB, Oscar nominated documentary filmmaker and journalist Channel 4
AZIZ RASHID, Aziz has held senior editorial and managerial roles at BBC World, BBC Network News and English Regions.
HANNAH STORM, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Ethical Journalism Network.
PAMELA MORINIÈRE, Head of Campaign and Communication and Gender Officer, International Federation of Journalists
DR ZAHERA HARB, Senior lecturer, City, University of London.
GAVIN REES, Dart Centre Europe.
You can complete this course within 4 hours across multiple sessions
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Covering COVID-19 - Content Creation