How to report accurately on COVID-19 vaccines

This course is designed to help reporters to provide audiences with accurate and balanced information on COVID-19 vaccines. Journalists have a important role to play in enabling the public to make informed decisions. Given that the media play a pivotal role in reporting on vaccine developments, it is important for community reporters to be equipped on how to reporting accurately on COVID-19 vaccines. As such, this course seek to:

  • Provide insights on how best to report on COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Identify issues related to COVID-19 vaccines that journalists can cover

1
Reporters should have basic knowledge on COVID-19 vaccines
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Read peer-reviewed publications on Covid-19 vaccines
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Use credible sources
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Rely on available evidence
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Report on the problem of vaccine nationalism
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Do not reinforce fear and panic
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Disclose the potential side effects of the vaccines
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Address the public’s lack of trust on vaccines
9
Separate facts from fiction
10
Quiz
8 questions
11
assignment

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Enrolled: 29 students
Lectures: 9
Level: Beginner

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