Coronavirus | Other Pandemics

Coronavirus | Other Pandemics

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IFCN: Coronavirus Facts Database

The Journalist’s Resource: Long COVID Explainer and Research Roundup

IJNET: Five Tips for Local Media Covering Vaccines

The Journalist’s Resource: Long COVID: An Explainer and Research Roundup

The Journalist’s Resource: Rural Health Care and COVID-19: A Research Roundup

Vaccine Spotter
Track COVID-19 vaccine availability by state.

ONA: COVID-19 Misinformation Playbook

COVID-19 Diverse Sources by Category
This NPR database is divided into 13 major categories. Each column is a separate category.

Dart Center Story Ideas: Trauma Journalism in the Time of Coronavirus
Tips on covering recovery and beyond.

COVID-19 Data Dispatch Newsletter
Explores the state of COVID-19 data in the U.S. Learn what the major public health agencies are up to, which new resources are coming online, and how to use data to understand the pandemic’s impact on your community. New articles are posted to this site each week, and the highlights are sent to newsletter subscribers.

Twitter List: Black Health Experts on COVID-19

50 Experts to Trust in a Pandemic

CDC COVID-19 Data Tracker: Vaccination Trends

Government organizations and data sources

World Health Organization: Coronavirus

CDC: Coronavirus Situation Summary and Resources

CDC: COVIDView – A Weekly Surveillance of COVID-19 Activity

CDC: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Map

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Data

NY Times Graphics: Tracking the Global Outbreak
Includes data for each state.

Imperial College London: COVID-19 Reports
Studies and data from the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Diseases.

COVID19 Tracker
The COVID Tracking Project “collects information from 50 US states and the District of Columbia to provide the most comprehensive testing data we can collect for the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. We attempt to include positive and negative results, pending tests, and total people tested for each state or district currently reporting that data.”

The Journalist’s Resource: Long COVID Explainer and Research Roundup

For more training videos, visit our YouTube page.

COVID Data Dispatch
Weekly newsletter that explores the state of COVID-19 data in the U.S. Discover what major public health agencies are up to, which new resources are coming online, and what challenges data reporters are facing in tracking the pandemic. Plus, gain access to a growing body of COVID-19 data resources and connect with other communicators navigating this topic.

COVID Data Dispatch: Featured Sources
A repository of more than COVID-19 data sources.

COVID Data Dispatch: Source Finder
Tells you exactly where to find the data you need for a given story. (Or for a Facebook post, or an argument with your friend, and so forth.) The tool includes detailed annotations on 16 data sources which we consider the primary COVID-19 sources in the U.S. Here’s how to use it. You start out by selecting the geographic scale on which you’d like to see data (global, U.S. states, counties, or cities), then choose the type of metric you’re looking for. The tool will return your options, including each dataset’s available metrics, methodologies, update schedule, download links, and more.

Big Local News: COVID-19 Case Mapper
Stanford University’s Big Local News, Pitch Interactive and the Google News Initiative teamed to create this tool that makes it possible for local journalists and others to easily embed up-to-date coronavirus map. The map offers state and county views, with a simple interface for embedding on a site. The numbers behind the map automatically update, pulling in data collected daily and made public by The New York Times. The goal was to make it easier for local journalists to push out the case numbers without having to spend a lot of time on it. Example of its national map and data:

ProPublica Database: Tracking Federal Purchases to Fight the Coronavirus
he federal government is spending billions of dollars to combat the coronavirus, and spending shows no sign of slowing down. Explore who the U.S. is buying from, what it’s buying and how much it’s paying.

GIJN: Researching Government Contracts for COVID-19 Spending
A detailed guidebook on where to look for information, tracking performance, what to look for in the contract and other sources of information. Also watch >this webinar on the topic.

Coronavirus Country Comparator
Based on data collected by the CSSE of John Hopkins University, this new tool from the Medialab makes it possible to compare the evolution of the coronavirus epidemic in the various affected countries. Some very interesting ways to filter data (by population ratio or number of daily cases).

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
University of Washington compiles data on causes of death, hospital bed availability and more.

Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Network
Data, endemicity maps, detailed notes and more than 975 references from reputable sources. Includes detailed descriptions of clinical and lab findings, therapy notes, imaging studies and risk groups. Key Metrics for COVID Suppression
Data from Harvard’s Global Health Institute and Microsoft.

Bloomberg: Tracking COVID-19 Hospitalizations in the U.S.

CDC: Social Vulnerability Index
Assigns counties a score from 0 to 1, based on factors that make communities more vulnerable to disasters including outbreaks of infectious disease — including poverty, lack of access to transportation, and crowded housing.

COVID-19 Racial Data Tracker
State-by-state data available in table and .CSV format. Provided by the American Press Institute.

Information is Beautiful: Coronavirus Infographic Datapack
A great set of visuals based on reliable data. Good place to go for ideas for your visualizations once you’ve pulled data.

Stat: COVID-19 Drugs & Vaccine Tracker
Keep up on drugs and vaccines under development. Note that the site is sponsored by Johnnson & Johnson.

Pandemics Explained Map: How Severe is the Pandemic Where You Live
Harvard Global Health Institute, Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Rockefeller Foundation, CovidActNow, Covid-Local, CIDRAP and many others join forces, launched this COVID Risk Level map and COVID suppression guidance for policy makers and the public.

Documenting COVID-19
A repository of searchable documents related to the COVID-19 pandemic obtained through state open-records laws and the Freedom of Information Act. Click on a state on the interactive for details about the document sets available and news coverage that have used those materials.

How to Find Public Health Records During a Pandemic
Helpful guide from David Cuillier of SPJ and the University of Arizona.

Poynter: COVID-19 Data the Government Has Withheld and Local Journalists Should Explore

COVID-19 Superspreader Events Database
From the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, this database features more than 1,500 COVID-19.

The Journalist’s Resource: Long COVID: An Explainer and Research Roundup

IFCN: Coronavirus Facts Database

Current: How to Prepare for COVID-19 as a Social Media Manager

Coronavirus News Monitor
Dashboard full of data on the virus.

COVID-19: A Global Crisis – in Data
Financial Times takes a deep-dive into COVID-19 data.

Links to COVID-19 Race and Ethnicity Data by State
Spreadsheet of states offering number of cases, deaths, etc. by state.

COVID-19 Projections Using Machine Learning
A data-driven approach rooted in epidemiology to forecast infections and deaths from the COVID-19 /coronavirus epidemic in the US and around the world.

RCFP: Journalist’s Guide to HIPPA During COVID-19

DOMO: Coronavirus Tracker Dashboard
Stay up-to-date with valuable coronavirus (COVID-19) data summarized by confirmed cases, geography, testing and treatment, projections, and economic impact. Pull data and embed charts and graphics.

OpenStates: Coronavirus/COVID19 Legislation Tracker

Data Drum: COVID-19 Data
Data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention. Also available as a mobile app.
Built by Dylan Freedman using data off USAFacts, this map is zoomable and shows county and state data as well as hot spots.

Coronavirus Dashboard
Breakdowns by country. Cases, recovered, etc.

91-Divoc: COVID-19 Data Visualizations
A project to explore the global growth of COVID-19. Updated daily at the University of Illinois. Toggle between linear scale and logarithmic scale.

GIJN: Investigating the Pandemic: A Guide to Sources of Data

GIJN: Tips on Where to Find Coronavirus Data and the Tools to Analyze It

ProgrammableWeb: COVID-19 Developer Resource Center
The latest coronavirus APIs and related coverage.

COVID-19 Mobility Data Network
A network of infectious disease epidemiologists at universities around the world working with technology companies to use aggregated mobility data to support the COVID-19 response. Our goal is to provide daily updates to decision-makers at the state and local levels on how well social distancing interventions are working, using anonymized, aggregated data sets from mobile devices, along with analytic support for interpretation.

Poynter: Journalism Projects That Address Key COVID-19 Questions

COVID Data Dispatch
Explores the state of COVID-19 data in the U.S. Learn what the major public health agencies are up to, which new resources are coming online, and how to use data to understand the pandemic’s impact on your community. New articles are posted to this site each week, and the highlights are sent to newsletter subscribers.

Apple Mobility Trends Reports

See COVID data and risk level for your community. All 50 states. 2,100-plus counties. Built by a multidisciplinary team of technologists, epidemiologists, health experts, and public policy leaders working to provide disease intelligence and data analysis on COVID in the U.S.

Trustworthy COVID-19 Sources for the Public
Curated list of tools by country.

Searching COVID-19
A project from Google, Axios and Schema that visualizes COVID-19-related searches.

Google: COVID Data Mobility
Tracks how far people are moving by country, state and county. Available only as a pdf now but could be helpful for tracking if you area is honoring shelter in place.

COVID Near You
Crowdsourced site from Harvard and Boston Children’s Hospital. Tracks testing and other data by ZIP code.

Gathering COVID-19 Resources Trello Board
Organized by Andrew DeVigal at the University of Oregon, this is a deep index of COVID-19 resources organized by topics.

ProPublica: Tool to Look up how Patients with COVID-19 Could Affect Hospitals in Your Area
For local reporters, this data can be a helpful starting point for writing important stories about the challenges facing your health care system. How to use the tool.

Vaccine Spotter
Track COVID-19 vaccine availability by state.

COVID Trends
Create customizable graphics you can share. Pulls data from Johns Hopkins.

IJNET: Key Terms Every Journalist Should Know When Covering COVID-19
A great science and medical glossary from the International Journalists’ Network.

Coronavirus Health Projections

COVID-19 Resources for Local News
A mega-Airtable that Mark Glaser created with #COVID19 Resources for Local Journalists, with tabs for Grants, Resource Guides, Webinars, Racial Equity and much more.


COVID-19 Data Dispatch Newsletter
Explores the state of COVID-19 data in the U.S. Learn what the major public health agencies are up to, which new resources are coming online, and how to use data to understand the pandemic’s impact on your community. New articles are posted to this site each week, and the highlights are sent to newsletter subscribers.

MIT COVID-19 Rapid Innovation Dashboard

The Journalist’s Resource: Rural Health Care and COVID-19: A Research Roundup

Airtable: COVID-19 Resources and Projects

European Centre for Disease Prevention

Washington Post Database: Coronavirus Nursing Home Cases

Committee to Protect Journalists: Coronavirus Response

JAMA: Presumed Asymptomatic Carrier Transmission of COVID-19

Data.World: Coronavirus and COVID-19 Data Resource Hub

Data.World: COVID-19 Datasets

European Centre for Disease Prevention

CDC Weekly Report: Coronavirus in Children

New England Journal of Medicine: Coronavirus

Department of Health and Human Services: Coronavirus

Public Health Emergency
From the Department of Health and Human Services.

American Hospital Association

Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation

American Association for Respiratory Care: COVID-19 Resources

National Safety Council Coronavirus Resource Hub

National Safety Council: COVID-19 Cases in the U.S.

National Governors Association: Coronavirus

COVID Exit Strategy: Tracking Our COVID-19 Response
A group of public health and crisis experts, some with experience working at the White House, Department of Health and Human Services, and on the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. It’s a non-partisan group, having worked across multiple administrations. They built the site to track each state’s progress toward stopping the spread of COVID-19.

Public Health COVID-19 Expert Database
Request information from public health experts with backgrounds in epidemiology, infectious disease, nutrition, vaccine supply chains, health systems and behavior change. Our team fields questions from journalists and fact-checkers, and publish our content in the languages that our partners need access to. We provide context, summaries, and responses to key COVID-19 topics and questions quickly.

National Conference of State Legislatures: COVID-19 Resources for States

Council of State Goverments: COVID-19 Resources

Reporting the Science of COVID-19
From the New York Academy of Sciences.

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

U.S. Agency for International Development: Emerging Pandemic Threats Fact Sheet

European Centre for Disease Prevention: COVID-19

Global Health Security Index

USA Facts: Mapping the Spread of Coronavirus

Google Schema: Testing Facilities

1Point3Acres: COVID-19/Coronavirus Real Time Updates With Credible Sources in US and Canada

OurWorldinData: Coronavirus
Great site for datasets on coronavirus and many other topics.

NY Times Upshot: Coronavirus Deaths by U.S. State

GIJN: Top Data Visualizations with Coronavirus, COVID-19

Scientific American: How to Report Responsibly on COVID-19

BNO News: U.S. Coronavirus Data

BNO News: China Coronavirus Data

Novel Coronavirus Data Graphic
Developed by data analyst Vinicius Neves of Brazil using Johns Hopkins data.


Federal Bureau of Prisons
Data and operations policies on how prisons are handling the outbreak. Genomic Analysis of COVID=19 Spread

Florida Community Coronavirus Dashboard
Built and maintained by the public health official in Florida who was fired for posting it.

Italian Department of Health

South Korea Ministry of Health and Welfare

American Society of Tropic Medicine and Hygiene

Harvard Global Health Institute

Harvard Global Health Institute: Can Hospitals Keep up with COVID-19

NCBI: Coronavirus Research

Trello: Gathering COVID-19 Resources

FiscalNote: Coronavirus Updates & Resource Center
Tracks coronavirus legislation by state, includes interactive map.

ProPublica: Understanding COVID-19 Numbers

National Nurses United: COVID-19
Has articles on safety and some advocacy for nurses.

Pew Research: Financial Stress During the Pandemic

Worldometer: U.S. Coronavirus Data

MuckRack Trends
Works like Google Trends but also shows you how many articles are written about each term, as well as top publications and journalists covering each topic. Good for tracking coronavirus coverage.

Cleveland Clinic: Coronavirus Video Resources for Media Outlets
Need b-roll? Access sound bites from Cleveland Clinic experts.

Wochit: Free Coronavirus Statistics Video Resources

Open News: Coronavirus Community Care

FiveThirtyEight: Why Did The World Shut Down For COVID-19 But Not Ebola, SARS Or Swine Flu?

Worldometer: Coronavirus and COVID-19 Update

Bing: COVID-19 Dashboard

COVID-19: Journalists of Color Racial Equity Focused Articles

Teaching Tolerance: Speaking Up Against Racism Around the Coronavirus

Corona Data Scraper

COVID-19 US State Policy Database (CUSP)
A collection of hundreds of state-level executive orders and mandates touching on subjects ranging from stay at home orders, day care policies, abortion access, out-of-state quarantine policies and much more. They’ve categorized each policy and when each went into effect/was sunset.

COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool
This map from Georgia Tech shows the risk level of attending an event, given the event size and location (assuming 10:1 ascertainment bias). The risk level is the estimated chance (0-100%) that at least 1 COVID-19 positive individual will be present at an event in a county, given the size of the event. Choose an event size. Use the drop-down menu to choose a county you would like to zoom in on.

COVID-19 Data Sources

IHME: COVID-19 Projections

Apple Maps Mobility Trends Report

Harvard Pandemics Explained: Hospital Capacity

Harvard Global Health Institute COVID-19 Hospital Capacity Estimates 2020

COVID-19 School Closures

COVID-19 US State Policy Database
Built by Julia Raifman, an assistant professor of health law and policy at Boston University.

COVID-19 Small Business Support

CDC Guide for Wearing Face Masks

The BMJ: COVID-19 Latest News & Resources

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Coronavirus Resources

King’s College London: #CoronaSpeak — the Languate of COVID-19 Goes Viral

Fathm Distributed Newsroom Playbook

TrialScope is a “global leader in clinical trial disclosure and transparency; our customers are responsible for more than 40% of industry studies registered on and EudraCT. Its trial protocol and results disclosure experts – one of whom leads the industry’s Drug Information Association(DIA) global working group for disclosure – can shed light on global clinical trial disclosure regulations.” In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, their insights lend a unique perspective around pharmaceutical transparency and ethics.

COVID-19 Solutions Journalism Exchange
Solutions coverage of COVID-19 to republish in your news outlet under a Creative Commons license.

SciLine: Quotes from Experts and Media Resources for COVID-19

DrugWatch: Consumer’s Guide to the Coronavirus

Storybench: Roundup of Coronavirus Resources
Dozens of helpful tools from Northeastern University.

CPA Practice Advisor: Preparing for a Post-Pandemic Workplace

Reddit: Curated List of Coronavirus Datasets
Be sure to fact-check closely.

The GDelt Project
Quantifying The COVID-19 Public Health Media Narrative Through TV & Radio News Analysis. Six Steps to Tracking COVID-19 World Bank Funding by Country

Track travel warnings and updates for the Coronavirus. Warnings appear at the top of the page in red.

U.S. Travel Association: Travel and COVID-19
Helpful for tracking price gouging and finding sources to talk about it.

San Francisco Chronicle: Coronavirus Tracker
The Chronicle is mapping every confirmed coronavirus case in Northern California.

Coronavirus Small Business Guide

State-by-State Guide: What Defines an Essential Business?

CJR: ProPublica’s Caroline Chen on Reporting Responsibly with COVID-19 Data

Iconfinder: Free Coronavirus Icons to Use on Your Site

Pew Study: Americans are more negative in their broader views of journalists than they are toward COVID-19 coverage

Washington Post: Herd Immunity Calculator

COVID-19 Law Lab
Collecting legal docs from the COVID-19 response.

Coronanet Research Project
Tracking government responses toward COVID-19

These videos were created by the SPJ Education Committee. Here’s a playlist of all of its training videos.

Journalism organizations and tipsheets

Journalist’s Toolbox: Three Questions About Coronavirus Vaccine Safety, Distribution and Adoption

GIJN Guide for Investigating Health and Medicine
Comprehensive list of resources, tips and techniques to dig into health issues.

The Publisher’s Guide to Navigating COVID-19: Report Download

COVID-19 Diverse Sources by Category
This NPR database is divided into 13 major categories. Each column is a separate category.

National Association of Broadcasters: Coronavirus Response Toolkit
Tools and resources to help stations accurately cover this issue and prepare for the impacts on your staff, community and business.

The Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma: COVID-19 Reporting
Resources include guides, tipsheets, advisories, best practices, and advice from experts on interviewing victims and survivors.

Dart Center Story Ideas: Trauma Journalism in the Time of Coronavirus
Tips on covering recovery and beyond.

ICFJ: Global Health Reporting Forum

ICFJ: 10 Tips for Journalists Covering COVID-19

IJNET: Tips for Podcasting During a Pandemic

Freedom House: Pandemic Accelerates Decline in Digital Freedoms
Governments around the world are using the global pandemic as an opportunity to tighten their grip on information flow, accelerating a ten-year drop in internet freedom, according to a just-released report by the US-based Freedom House.

Pulitzer Center: Freelance Tips on COVID-19 Reporting

ICFJ: Journalism and the Pandemic
Published November 2020, it’s the first large-scale global survey of journalists since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Safety and many other issues are addressed.

Twitter List: Black Health Experts on COVID-19

ONA: COVID-19 Misinformation Playbook

50 Experts to Trust in a Pandemic

International Journalists’ Network: How Can Journalists Protect Themselves During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Video: IJNET Tips for Journalists Covering COVID-19

International Center for Journalists: Global Health Crisis Reporting Forum

Dart Center: Reporting on Coronavirus: Handling Sensitive Remote Interviews

Journalist’s Resource: Reporting on COVID-19 Vaccines: 5 Tips to Help Journalists Get it Right

APM Research Lab: Color of Coronavirus Project
Our ongoing Color of Coronavirus project monitors how and where COVID-19 mortality is inequitably impacting certain communities—to guide policy and community responses to these disproportionate deaths as well as a resources for journalists.

RCFP: Public Records and Open Meetings Measures Related to Coronavirus

RCFP: COVID-19: Press Freedom and Government Transparency

IJNET: Responsible Reporting on COVID-19 in the Age of Social Media

Poynter: Reader’s Guide to Understanding Coronavirus

Poynter: A Guide to Responsible Reporting Around Coronavirus

Reporters Without Borders: Nearly Half of UN Member Countries Have Obstructed Coronavirus Coverage

Carter Center: Mental Health Resources for Journalists During COVID-19

Public Media, Accessibility and COVID-19
How have public media provided accessible information about the coronavirus pandemic for people living with disabilities?

RTDNA: Guide to Using COVID-19 Data
Some great tips on handling datasets, accuracy, etc.

Journalist’s Resource: How to Spot Bias in Randomized Clinical Trials

Knight Foundation: Three Ways Local News Initiatives are Serving Crucial COVID-19 to News Deserts
Mark Glaser writes about engagement collaborations, texting platforms, community media are trying to reach people in underserved communities where journalists are scarce.

Reuters Institute: COVID-19 is hurting journalists’ mental health. News outlets should help them now

RTDNA: Newsroom Mental Health Resource Guide

RTDNA: How Coronavirus Impacts Local TV Newsrooms
Survey and study by Bob Papper, an Adjunct Professor of Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and has worked extensively in radio and TV news.

Committee to Protect Journalists: COVID-19 Thread
Many resources available in this Twitter thread.

NPPA COVID-19 Resource Guide

CUNY Newmark School: 4 Post-Pandemic Trends to Watch in Journalism
Jenny Choi outlines four highly probable changes coming to the industry.

Center for Cooperative Media: Covering COVID-19

SPLC: Can We Publish Crowded School Hallways During COVID-19?

RTDNA: Covering Coronavirus — How Coverage and Audience Needs Are Changing

Journalist’s Resource: 3 Big Questions About Vaccine Safety, Distribution and Adoption

How Journalists Should Report a Scientific Study
From the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.

Institute for Nonprofit News: COVID-19: Resources for Nonprofit Newsrooms
Trainings, financial support, tools and more.

World Press Photo: Supporting Visual Journalism Through the COVID-19 Crisis

Ethical Design Recommendations for COVID-19 Visualizations
Great tips from Katherine Hepworth, associate professor of Visual Journalism, Reynolds School of Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno.

Journalist’s Resource: Covering Medicaid During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting: Coronavirus Coverage
Impact on ag and food supply chain.

Global Investigative Journalism Network: Tips for Journalists Covering COVID-19

GIJN: COVID-19 Global Resources

GIJN: What Investigative Reporters Around the World Should be Asking About COVID-19

GIJN: Investigative Stories on COVID-19 from Around the World

American Press Institute: Covering the Campaign During Coronavirus

API: Free Resources for Newsrooms Covering COVID-19
Includes a list of grants and loans for newsrooms and individuals.

Journalist’s Resource: Epidemiological Models: 10 Things Journalists Covering Coronavirus Research Should Know

Dart Center: Story Ideas — Trauma Journalism in the Time of Coronavirus

CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering the Coronavirus Pandemic
Facemasks, cleaning equipment, digital security and more.

CJR: COVID Cutback Tracker
Tow Center database tracks COVID’s impact on the industry

IJNET: Do’s, Don’ts of Reporting on COVID-19

ICFJ: Disaster and Crisis Coverage

International Center for Journalists: A Global Crisis Like COVID-19 Calls for a Global Response. Here’s Ours.

International Journalists Network: How Journalists are Documenting Loss During COVID-19

CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering the Coronavirus Outbreak

Online News Association: COVID-19 Resources

API: Coronavirus Coverage Resources

Journalist’s Resource: Covering COVID-19 – 5 Tips from a Harvard Professor

Journalist’s Resource: Epidemiological Models: 10 Things Journalists Covering Coronavirus Research Should Know
Great tips from Harvard organization.

Free Press: How to Report on the Digital Divide and COVID-19

API: Seven Ways to Get Your COVID-19 Reporting to Those Who Need It

JAWS: Guidance on Coronavirus Coverage

Columbia Journalism Review: How to Cover a Fast-Moving Pandemic

Democracy Fund: COVID-19 Resources for Smaller Newsrooms

Current: A Newsroom Guide for Covering the Coronavirus Outbreak

National Association of Science Writers: COVID-19 Resources

SEJ: Preparing to Cover Public Health Emergencies
From the Society of Environmental Journalists.

Education Writers Association: Coronavirus Story Ideas
Story ideas for education reporters covering the effect of the coronavirus on education. This list is updated weekly.

Education Writers Association: Coronavirus Coverage
Tracks education coronavirus coverage from around the country, updated daily.

Solutions Reporting Resources on COVID-1
Dozens of links, tools, tipsheets and video from a webinar about the topic.

Source: Caregiving in and Around Journalism

Pulitzer Center: Coronavirus News Collaboration Challenge

AP Stylebook: Coronavirus Topical Guide

Open News: Coronavirus Community Care

TOW Center: COVID-19 Coronavirus Cutbacks Tracker

IJNET: Reporting During Two Pandemics: COVID-19 and Racism

IJNET: Five Tips for Local Media Covering Vaccines

Hearken: Emergency Engagement Resources – COVID

The Coral Project Guides: How To Manage A Community During the Pandemic

Trusting News: How to Demonstrate Trustworthiness with Your Coronavirus Coverage

Trusting News: Examples of How to Build Trust with Readers During Pandemic

Thomson Foundation: Challenges of Covering the Coronavirus

Journalist’s Resource: Covering COVID-19 and the Coronavirus – a Harvard Professor Offers 5 Tips

Lenfest Institute: Coronavirus Coverage Funding Resources How to Report on the Coronavirus, No Matter What Your Beat

World Federation of Science Journalists: COVID-19 Briefing

COVID-19 Mental Health Resources for Journalists and You
From Carter Health’s

AMP Media News: Five Tips for Freelance Journalists to Cope with Coronavirus Cancellations

Global Journalist: Covering COVID in China

Lenfest Institute: How Newsrooms Can Cover Coronavirus

Transom: Recording During the Coronavirus

How Journalists are Working Together to Cover the COVID-19 Pandemic
From the Center for Cooperative Media.

Pew: Cybercriminals Seek Profit in Coronavirus

SciLine: COVID-19 Resources for Reporters
Quotes from experts, tipsheets and media briefings. Eight Resources for Verifying Information

IJNET: Resources for African Journalists Covering the Pandemic

Gateway Journalism Review: One Photojournalist’s Story from Frontlines of the Pandemic

Keybase: CoronaFutures
Run by Amy Webb, a place for futurists (and futurist-adjacents) to discuss scenarios and future states in the coronavirus era.

Coronavirus Tech Handbook
A crowdsourced resource for technologists building things related to the coronavirus outbreak initiated by The London College of Political Technologists at Newspeak House.

Pandemic Field Reporting Safety

COVID-19 News Org Safety Protocols (.PDF)

CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering the Coronavirus Pandemic

IJNET: How Can Reporters Protect Themselves During a Pandemic?

UNICEF: Safety Guidelines for Reporters Covering COVID-19

Thomson Foundation: Safety for Covering COVID-19

Australian Broadcast Association: Working in the Field During a Pandemic (.PDF)

Public Media Alliance: Coronavirus Resources and Best Practices

Fact-checking resources

First Draft News: Coronavirus: Resources for Reporters

First Draft News: Covering Coronavirus – Privacy and Security Tips for Journalists

CJR: How to Cover COVID-19 Patients Sensitively

First Draft News: Tips for Reporting on COVID-19

National Press Foundation Tracking COVID-19 Misinformation Tool
This National Press Foundation tool, created by Dr. Joe Smyser of Public Good Projects, tracks trending stories and themes from a list of websites identified by third party fact-checking sites (such as NewsGuard and Poynter) as known to share misinformation – updated daily.

PolitiFact: Seven Ways to Avoid Misinformation During the Coronavirus Pandemic

First Draft News: How to Analzye Facebook Data for Misinformation Trends

Snopes: Fact-Checking COVID-19

NewsGuard: Coronavirus Misinformation Tracking Center

ABC News: Coronavirus – How to Navigate Information on the Pandemic

RTDNA: Trust and Engagement Tips for Coronavirus Coverage

IRE/SPJ: Resources for Fact-Checking Coronavirus Stories

Coronavirus Facts Alliance Database in Spanish

Latam Chequea Coronavirus Project
Unites 28 fact-checking organizations from 16 Latin American countries and Spain, aims to help journalists and checkers to cover coronavirus so they can find reliable information more quickly and simply.

ICFJ: Reporting the COVID-19 Pandemic’s Ever-Changing

OneZero: Spotting Coronavirus Misinformation on Social Media

ICFJ: Four Tips for Fact-Checking COVID-19 Stories

IFCN: Coronavirus Fact-Check Database
The IFCN created a database that gathers all the falsehoods that have been detected by the Alliance. You can sort, filter and search for content. The database will be updated regularly to include new publications by fact-checkers. Social Media Spreads Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory

The Coronavirus Disinformation System – How it Works
Video from Bellingcat and Newsy.

Politifact: Fact-checking Coronavirus Hoaxes

WHO: Coronavirus Mythbusters

Infodemic: Sifting Through the Coronavirus Pandemic
Mike Caulfield, a digital information literacy expert working at Washington State University Vancouver, has a great news literacy site targeting coverage of the pandemic.

Lead Stories: Fake News on the Coronavirus

The Open Notebook: Tipsheet for Covering the Coronavirus

The Open Notebook: Covering the Coronavirus Effectively Without Spreading Misinformation
Great tips from Laura Helmuth, the health and science editor for The Washington Post.

Media coverage/social media

Bloomberg: What Happens If the President Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Nurses, Doctors Use Social Media to Spread Word on COVID-19

CJR: How Journalists Around the World are Covering the Coronavirus

IJNET: Responsible Reporting on COVID-19 in the Age of Social Media

NY Times: The Coronavirus Outbreak

Washington Post: Coronavirus
Coverage home page includes a map, stories, data page and more.

The Atlantic: Hospitals Know What’s Coming

Washington Post: Why Outbreaks Like Coronavirus Spread Exponentially

USA Today Coronavirus Guide

LA Times Graphics: Tracking Coronavirus in California

LA Times: Coronavirus Pandemic
Full coverage from the LA Times.

ProPublica Coronavirus Coverage

Detroit News: Coronavirus Crisis Coverage

Detroit Free Press: Coronavirus Coverage

Time: Mapping the Spread of the Coronavirus Outbreak Around the U.S. and the World

Seattle Times Coronavirus Coverage

Seattle Times: Mapping a Pandemic

Crosscut Seattle Coverage

The New Orleans Advocate

Arizona Republic: Coronavirus

The Economist: Graphic Detail Blog
Great data viz examples of coronavirus coverage.

The Telegraph: You Are Not Alone COVID-19 Coverage

Politico Nightly: Coronavirus

Wall Street Journal: Live Coverage of the Coronavirus

Dart Center: Story Ideas — Trauma Journalism in the Time of Coronavirus

CNN COVID-19 Resources
Search by ZIP code.

The Atlantic: Coronavirus Coverage

Buzzfeed News: Coronavirus U.S. County Maps

NBC News: Coronavirus Outbreak Map

ABC News: Coronavirus Coverage

CBS News Coronavirus Live Updates

CNN: Coronavirus Explained
A good Q&A covering the basics.

CBS News Hour: Coronavirus Map/Coverage

NPR: Coronavirus Live Updates

NPR: Map of Coronavirus Cases

NPR: FAQ on Coronavirus

NPR: Coronavirus Daily Podcasts

NPR: How to Prepare Your Home for the Coronavirus

BBC News: A Visual Guide to the Pandemic

Science Magazine: Coronavirus Coverage

AXIOS: Coronavirus Dashboard

Financial Times: Coronavirus Tracker
Updated graphics and data.

Buzzfeed News: Unpacking Terms We Use in a Pandemic

Financial Times: How Satellite Images Show the Global Lockdown COVID-19

The Telegraph: You Are Not Alone

Voice of America Coronavirus Coverage
Real-time maps and more.

Reuters Graphics: Coronavirus Unknowns

Wired: How Photojournalists are Documenting the Coronavirus Crisis

The Conversation: COVID-19 Coverage

Enigma: Embeddable COVID-19 Graphics

Solutions Journalism StoryTracker: Coronavirus

Social media: Coronavirus Hashtags and Influencers

The Conversation: Coronavirus Weekly

Medium: List of Coronavirus Posts
Be careful as not all posts are vetted or edited.

Google Trends: Coronavirus Searches

Coronavirus on Twitter

Social Journalism: Engaged Journalism and COVID-19
Great post by CUNY’s Carrie Brown.

Twitter List: COVID-19 Coverage
List compiled by Jeff Jarvis of CUNY.

Facebook CrowdTangle: COVID-19
Media coverage from all over the world as well as some random posts from public pages.

@ScienceWriters: COVID-19 Journalists Twitter List

S&P Global: Coronavirus Coverage

Twitter List: Epidemic Science and Health

ScienceAlert: What is Coronavirus

Sree’s Daily COVID-19 Call
Video conversations organized by Sree Sreenivasan about coronavirus-related topics. He has some great guests on to talk about framing coverage, etc.

The Atlantic: Empty Public Spaces During Coronavirus (photos)

CrowdTangle: COVID-19 Live Displays
Track info on the virus and disease on Facebook and Instagram.

BNO News: Tracking Coronavirus – Map, Data and Timeline

ProPublica: Steal Our Stories
Take COVID-19 coverage under a Creative Commons license.

Center for Health Journalism: For Reporters Covering Stressful Assignments, Self-Care Crucial

SciLine: Covering COVID-19 Media Briefing

Student Media Resources

Student Press Law Center: Resources for Covering the Coronavirus

National Coalition Against Censorship/SPLC: Student Journalist Coronavirus Toolkit

Poynter: Reliable Resources for College Media Covering COVID-19

SPLC: Free Expression and the Coronavirus Pandemic

RTDNA: Journalism Students, Grow Your Career When Your School Shuts Down

Poynter: Journalism Resources for Professors and Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Guidelines for Reporting on/During Coronavirus Outbreak for Journalism Students

List of Student Media Covering Coronavirus
List of media, dedicated pages and details of what they’re covering. Organized by Michele Day at Northern Kentucky University.

How to Help Student Journalists if You Cancel Their Internship

1918 Pandemic Resources

CDC: 1918 Pandemic

WHO: Similarities/Differences Between Spanish Flu and COVID-19 Spanish Flu

National Geographic: How They Flattened the Curve in the 1918 Pandemic Influenza Pandemic of 1918-19

Stanford: 1918 Pandemic

MedicineNet: Spanish Flu Definition

YouTube: Documentor on 1918 Spanish Flu

SARS Resources

World Health Organization: SARS Information Page

Red Cross: SARS FAQ

Health Canada: SARS Updates

U.S. State Department: SARS Travel Warnings

Washington Post: SARS Coverage

The NewsMarket, Inc.
A journalist’s resource for B-roll, this site provides thousands of images free to television newsrooms. Users can preview video, read press materials and order video clips online. Delivery options include digital file transfer via FTP, whereby the material moves from TNM’s server to the user’s server; satellite feeds via APTN or tape delivery can also be requested. There is no cost to news professionals. The NewsMarket’s primary service is providing broadcasters with video from the world’s leading companies and organizations; news stories and archived stock shots from a large and growing range of sources. Particularly helpful to business and medical-health reporters. Online Guide to Following the Health Care Legislation

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Government site, part of the National Institutes of Health.

Top 50 Health 2.0 Blogs

Flu Resources
Works similar to flu finder. Nice image map of the U.S.

MedLine Plus
This site “brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations.” News archives, press releases, research, etc.

Mashable: Five Ways to Avoid Getting the Flu at Work Swine Flu

Centers for Disease Control: Swine Flu

HealthMap Global Disease Alert Map

Medical Symptoms Database: Swine Flu Symptoms
A good government health news clearinghouse site. Takes feeds from several departments and agencies.

WebMD: Swine Flu FAQ

Flu Myths and Realities

Health Law Prof Blog: Swine Flu
Articles, links and other helpful information on the outbreak. Swine Flu Symptoms, Treatments, Facts

Google Maps Swine Flu Outbreak Map Stories from Survivors, Families and Friends

Dart Center: Tips for Covering Swine Flu Swine Flu — What You Need to Know

New York Times Health Guide: The Flu
Tips on dealing with the flu and new outbreaks, definitions, etc.

Twitter: StopSwineFlu
Be careful with the accuracy of information found on these tweets.

Facebook: Swine Flu
One of several Facebook pages on the topic.

Swine Flu Outbreak in 1976

Avian Flu
Updates from the federal government on the pandemic.

CDC: Bird Flu Facts

CDC: Current Bird Flu Situation

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