‘Courses & Resources’ for journalists covering COVID-19: A new project from the Knight Center and UNESCO
The COVID-19 Courses & Resources hub features self-directed courses, webinars, briefings and other resources in 13 languages.
Venezuelan journalists invited to join fact-checking efforts to debunk disinformation around COVID-19
Venezuelan journalists are invited to learn how to use the latest tools to fact-check content and debunk disinformation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, UNESCO and Medianálisis are offering a webinar on the topic for journalists in the South American country on May 17, 2022. Registration is open for the […]
Two years after the start of the pandemic, there is a lot science knows about COVID-19, but there’s also still a lot it doesn’t know. One of the aspects researchers are still grappling with has to do with the evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. How likely are different variants to merge into a new one? What would such a merge mean to the course of the pandemic and to the vaccines we have now?
Reporters et scientifiques offrent des clés pour améliorer la couverture du COVID-19 lors d’un webinaire international organisé par le Knight Center, l’UNESCO et l’OMS
Écouté dans 85 pays, un groupe de journalistes scientifiques, chercheur·se·s, et autres expert·e·s de haut niveau ont partagé leurs conseils pour mieux couvrir la pandémie du COVID-19 et lutter contre la désinformation autour des vaccins, variants et traitements.
الصحفيون والعلماء يوضحون كيفية تحسين تغطية كوفيد-19 في ويبنار من قبل مركز نايت واليونسكو ومنظمة الصحة العالمية
شاركت مجموعة رائدة من الصحافيين العلميين والعلماء وخبراء آخرين نصائحها في ويبنار مع الحاضرين من 85 دولة حول كيفية تغطية جائحة كوفيد-19 بشكل أفضل، ومكافحة الأخبار المًضللة المحيطة باللقاحات والمتحورات والأدوية العلاجية
Reporters and scientists point out how to improve coverage of COVID-19 in global webinar by Knight Center, UNESCO and WHO
With attendees from 85 countries, a leading group of science journalists, scientists, and other experts shared tips and advice on how to better cover the COVID-19 pandemic and combat misinformation surrounding vaccines, variants and treatments.
The challenge of covering COVID-19 lies not only in the intrinsic complexity of the pandemic and the evolving nature of the science around the virus. It also comes from the parallel effort journalists have to make to combat widespread disinformation.
How to improve COVID-19 coverage: Webinar for journalists offered by UNESCO, WHO and Knight Center. Register for free now!
“Variants, vaccines and medications: What journalists need to know to improve COVID-19 coverage” will be held on Thursday, Jan. 27, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. U.S. Central Time (GMT -6). It will be live-streamed on Zoom in English, with simultaneous translation to Arabic, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
Both inside and outside of the journalistic world, this excessive promotion and inappropriate exaggerations of the importance or potential value of a particular study, treatment, drug or area of science has a specific name: ‘hype.’
Video of the popular webinar offering international perspectives for journalists covering the COVID-19 vaccines is now available in six additional languages, amplifying the number of media practitioners able to benefit from this educational resource offered by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, in collaboration with two United Nations agencies.