Journalists are reporting tirelessly on COVID 19

Journalists around the world are continuously providing the latest news on the pandemic for their audience

For reporters who don’t have experience covering health news, delivering updates on COVID-19 can be difficult

Here are some do's and don'ts of Reporting for the pandemic ☞

1. Gathering sources

DO: Collect multiple sources

Connect with people at hospitals, universities and government agencies

DON’T: Forget to do background research

Once you have your list of sources, it is important to carefully vet the information they give you as a precaution

2. Rapid reporting

DO: Be transparent

Show the audience up-to-date information in real-time

DON’T: Estimate

Be precise with numbers that are far less solid, and changing rapidly.

3. Misinformation

DO: Debunk misinformation

Note the source of the false information, replacing it with facts and explain why it’s circulating.

DON’T: Become part of the problem

Making sure your headlines reflect the reporting in their stories

Working with your colleagues

DO: Reach out to other reporters

Reach out to fellow journalists with questions, and to seek their advice.

DON’T: Be afraid to speak up

Be bold!