The role of the media in covering a pandemic
This course seeks to equip community reporters with knowledge on how to produce and disseminate timely and accurate information on the COVID-19 pandemic. In essence, the objectives are:
- To highlight the role of journalists and the media in covering pandemics.
- To demonstrate the ways in which journalists can report on COVID-19 in a responsible manner.
- To identify and reflect on the ethical and practical challenges faced by journalists when covering pandemics.
Journalism and its civic duty
Journalism as a watchdog
Working on a news story
Use charts and visualisations
Health and safety
Quiz role of media
Assignment role of the media
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