COVERING COVID-19 COURSES - Journalism Courses by Knight Center

The Knight Center MOOC, “Journalism in a Pandemic: Covering COVID-19 Now and in the Future,” was offered in May 2020 in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French. The course attracted nearly 9,000 students from 162 countries, helping journalists to better understand the pandemic and improve their coverage of it. The materials from this MOOC have since been repurposed into a series of self-directed courses available in six languages: Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. We invite you to take these free self-directed courses, which you can access here at any point in an ongoing way. Chinese and Hindi self-directed versions are also in the works and will be posted here in the coming months.

This project was made possible thanks to support from the Knight Foundation, UNESCO, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Health Organization (WHO). UNESCO played a critical role in the creation and translation of the Arabic and Russian self-directed courses, and both courses were supported by the European Union as well. In the coming months, self-directed versions of the pandemic MOOC will also be available in Hindi and Chinese.

In the meantime, we hope you will view all of the available self-directed courses below, and watch a replay of our recent multilingual webinar, “Covering the COVID-19 Vaccines: What Journalists Need to Know.” The webinar, which was organized by the Knight Center, in partnership with UNESCO and the World Health Organization and with funding from the European Union, offered up best practices for journalists covering the vaccines, with a focus on vaccine distribution and the science behind the vaccines.

The webinar recording is now available in seven languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish, and you can see all of the recordings here.


arabic_new الصّحافة في زمن الجائحة: تغطية فيروس كورونا المستجدّ كوفيد 19 اليوم وفي المستقبل

Instructor(s): Maryn McKenna (AR)

* Language: Arabic
* Translator: Elsa Rizk     +more



PANbanner_EN Journalism in a pandemic: Covering COVID-19 now and in the future

Instructor(s): Maryn McKenna (EN)

* Language: English     +more




COVID19MOOC2020-FRFAQJournalisme en temps de pandémie : couvrir le COVID-19 aujourd’hui et dans l’avenir

Instructor(s): Maryn McKenna (FR)

* Language: French
* Assistant Instructor: Yves Sciama    +more



COVID19MOOC2020-PTFAQ Jornalismo na pandemia: Cobertura da COVID-19 agora e no futuro

Instructor(s): Maryn McKenna (PT)

* Language: Portuguese
* Assistant Instructor: Amanda Rossi    +more



RUЖурналистика в пандемии: Освещение COVID-19 сейчас и в будущем

Instructor(s): Maryn McKenna (RU)

* Language: Russian
* Translator: Ольга Добровидова    +more



COVID19MOOC2020-SPFAQ Periodismo en la pandemia: Cobertura de COVID-19 ahora y en el futuro

Instructor(s): Maryn McKenna (SP)

* Language: Spanish
* Assistant Instructor: Federico Kukso    +more