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Coverage of George Floyd's death and the ensuing protests this weekend completely dwarfed coverage of the coronavirus, even as the death toll from the pandemic ticked beyond 100,000 in the U.S. Why it matters: For months, Americans struggled to … more
A normal day of reporting on labor in America is busy. But these are not normal days. Precarious labor conditions under the Trump administration—including the repeal of the Fair Play and Safe Workplaces Executive Order, the appointment of … more
One Monday in April, a nurse in Rochester, Minnesota, pulled her mask on before starting a 12-hour-shift. “I do a lot of praying before I get here.” A man in Karlstad checked on dozens of baking chocolate chip cookies. “It’s a very good … more
As an engagement intern at KPCC-LAist, I expected to get a few bylines and learn the basics of engaged journalism. But I started in late February, just weeks before the pandemic took hold in the United States. So my internship has been far from … more
Most U.S. adults report having seen made-up news about COVID-19, and many have seen various claims about purported treatments. But relatively few Americans have a lot of confidence in their own ability to check the accuracy of the news and … more
Anyone interested in Pop-Up Magazine won’t be able to find recordings of its 15 live tours that it has put on over the past 11 years across major North American cities. The company’s live performances are not filmed, since the entire idea of … more
With the world’s attention glued to the coronavirus pandemic, news about anything else has been slipping farther and farther down the proverbial front page. But that doesn’t mean nothing’s been going on. Whether by design or coincidence, … more
From rural villages in Malawi to the war-torn streets of north-west Cameroon, rising numbers of female radio hosts are taking to the air to dispel fake news and myths about the novel coronavirus whilst also tackling sexism. Radio is the only source … more
Here in the plague, we are living a story that is global and yet intensely local. While all of us get reams of reporting about national and international COVID-19 trends, most of us get little or no reporting about what’s happening in the … more
Public records lead to illuminating stories that would be hard to find otherwise, and the coronavirus pandemic is no exception. Government agencies, including public schools, are obligated to provide access to data, communications and other records … more
Local news stations are running a segment produced by Amazon touting its efforts to keep warehouse employees safe from the coronavirus. The segment includes pre-recorded footage of its fulfillment centers, interviews with workers and a prewritten … more
The most important word on the front page of Sunday's New York Times is "incalculable." The total losses from the Covid-19 pandemic are, indeed, incalculable. The losses are greater than any illustration or description. But The Times is trying, in a … more
Media companies can make a difference in the world if they take an active role in shaping the future through their content and policies. They have the resources to provide factual, trustworthy information and, often, staff members who are more than … more
The COVID-19 pandemic has been equally defined by how much we don’t know as how much we do. That vacuum has been quickly filled with bullshit. The United Nations secretary-general has warned we’re living through “a pandemic of … more
Travel publishers had to adopt a number of survival strategies over the last two months. Now, as signs emerge of easing social restrictions in select bubbles—European budget airline EasyJet announced this week it will resume flying in June—many … more
Thursday produced a basketful of story ideas about housing for you to follow up on. In short: Sales dropped, sellers pulled homes off the market, the sales that did go through involved sky-high prices and mortgage rates hit a near-record low. Whew! … more
In the story of the novel coronavirus, there are two viruses: the virus as it really exists and the virus as we understand it. The former changes rarely. The latter is changing all the time. Vivian Wang, a reporter for the New York Times, first read … more
At first, passengers coming from a list of countries with coronavirus outbreaks were quarantined when they arrived in Uganda. Then, Uganda's borders closed completely on Mar. 21. Around that time, some of Sally Hayden’s friends booked last-minute … more
Presentation matters when it comes to representing the scope of coronavirus cases. A study published by the London School of Economics shows one type of graphic representation could be creating confusion. A research team made up of academics from … more
For centuries, what has made news valuable and news organizations profitable has been the speed at which journalists collect and disseminate information. This is useful for both commerce and public service. But the rush for novelty can prioritize … more
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