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1. Newsrooms around the world have been grappling with many challenges while covering the #CoronavirusPandemic. Here are a few articles with good advice on how to report on the current crisis. If you find them helpful, please share them with colleagues and friends #COVID2019
2. This piece from @dangillmor argues that #COVID19 requires a sharper focus and a different mindset, more open to collaboration with science. Any reporting should be calm, precise, transparent and relentlessly useful…
3. A couple of weeks ago, @BillHanage and @mlipsitch, who teach epidemiology at Harvard, wrote a long piece for @sciam on how to report on #COVID19 responsibly. It's worth your time…
4. Here's a short summary from @JournoResource with 4 useful tips:

-Choose your experts carefully. Being a scientist doesn't make you an expert on every topic.
-Distinguish speculation from opinion.
Beware of unpublished research.
Fact-check op-eds.…
5. This piece by @CarolineYLChen from @propublica will help you make sense of things like death rates and projections.

"The mortality rate is an awfully squishy number that’s being reported as if it’s a stone-cold fact," she writes…
6. @atompkins from @Poynter writes that journalists should tone down their coverage and frame stories within a broader context

"People want to know what to do. And even if you have written the recommendations a hundred times already, keep doing it"…
7. This piece from @firstdraftnews has excellent advice for covering the outbreak, summarized in the card below.

📌 "Avoid drawing attention to rumors if they are circulating only in niche communities or have received little engagement"…
8. This thread from @EvanMPeck reflects on the challenges of reporting on figures that are not entirely true such as death rates
9. An example of a great data visualization is the GIF above, originally published by @TheEconomist and adapted by @SiouxsieW and @XTOTL for @TheSpinoffTV The chart is explained in this brilliant piece…
10. News outlets are creating new products. Spanish broadcaster @La_SER has launched a podcast featuring experts on public health. @qz @eldiarioes @nytimes @ilpost and others have created daily newsletters. If you've seen great journalism on #COVID19, please share it with us
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