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  • 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.

    GlobalEpidemics.org: 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.

    COVID-19Map.us
    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

    COVID ActNow
    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.

    ESRI COVID-19 GIS Hub

    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.

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    Federal Bureau of Prisons
    Data and operations policies on how prisons are handling the outbreak.

    NextStrain.org: 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
    TrialScope is a “global leader in clinical trial disclosure and transparency; our customers are responsible for more than 40% of industry studies registered on CinicalTrials.gov 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.

    Journalism.co.uk: Six Steps to Tracking COVID-19 World Bank Funding by Country

    Travel.State.Gov
    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

    DealNews.com
    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.

    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

    Journalism.co.uk: 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 MentalHealthJournalism.org.

    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.

    Journalism.co.uk: 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.

    Fact-Check.org: 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

    Weather.com: 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

    History.com: Spanish Flu

    National Geographic: How They Flattened the Curve in the 1918 Pandemic

    Britanica.com: 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.

    Slate.com: 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

    FluNearYou.org
    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

    PandemicFlu.gov: Swine Flu

    Centers for Disease Control: Swine Flu

    HealthMap Global Disease Alert Map

    Medical Symptoms Database: Swine Flu Symptoms

    HealthFinder.gov
    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.

    Medicine.net: Swine Flu Symptoms, Treatments, Facts

    Google Maps Swine Flu Outbreak Map

    PandemicFlu.gov: Stories from Survivors, Families and Friends

    Dart Center: Tips for Covering Swine Flu

    NewScientist.com: 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

    AvianFlu.gov
    Updates from the federal government on the pandemic.

    CDC: Bird Flu Facts

    CDC: Current Bird Flu Situation


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