Source: nytimes.com
How to: Cover Corona

We are gathering best examples from top news media all over the world and showcasing how to cover the pandemic. We describe the practice as well as how to report with a constructive journalism perspective.

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Organisation: The New York Times, USA
Journalist: Jessica Grose
Medium: Web

Summary

Based on questions from readers the New York Times gets help from doctors, public officials and other experts to answer many of the questions parents have about living under corona.

The Story

Based on questions from readers (there is an interactive tool for questions at the bottom) the New York Times gets help from doctors, public officials and other experts to answer many of the questions parents have about public playgrounds, visiting grandparents, general hygiene, birthday parties, testing, homemade hand sanitizer and more.

Key Takeaways
Which Constructive Pillar
Pillar 3: Promote Dem. Conversation

This story by the New York Times journalist Jessica Grose builds on the third of the constructive journalism pillars promoting democratic conversation by connecting citizens to the key experts of the corona pandemic.

How To Apply
Constructive Journalism Tools

If your thinking about applying similar elements to your own reporting you can read more about how to get in touch with your audience via for instance civic journalism tools under our designated pillar 3 tools here.

Covering Corona

Constructive Journalism’s three pillars provides us with means to discuss best practice seen from the principles of constructive journalism. The pillars should be understood as an additional element to reporting on the coronavirus.

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