ICFJ and IJNet offer webinar series for journalists covering COVID-19 [Worldwide]

Posted on Jul 24, 2020 in COVID-19 Reporting

Journalists covering the novel coronavirus pandemic are invited to these webinars.

As part of its Global Health Crisis Reporting Forum, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and IJNet are hosting a series of video chats with experts on the COVID-19 pandemic.

The webinar series focuses on a range of information to help journalists report on the novel coronavirus from their countries.

Journalists are encouraged to ask questions during the chat. Experts' comments and answers are on the record and their quotes can be used in stories. The archived videos can be accessed at any time.

Upcoming webinars:

The Self-Investigation Program: Meetups

Tuesday meetups at 10 a.m. EDT on July 21 & 28; Thursday meetups at 2 p.m. EDT on July 23 & 30

The Self-Investigation is a free online program designed to support journalists with knowledge and evidence-based practices they can use to relate to stress and digital overload in a healthy way. It’s a free stress-management program. This is an opportunity to get access to ongoing support from professionals so you can feel more balanced and tap into your innate resilience. Join when you can, although we recommend you attend as many meetups as possible. Register here.

Newsroom diversity beyond the numbers

Tuesday, July 28, at 11:00 a.m. EDT

Panel led by Media Diversity Institute Communications Manager Anna Lekas Miller with Tory Parrish, regional director of the National Association of Black Journalists in the U.S.; Frans Jennekens, NTR head of diversity in the Netherlands; Shubhranshu Choudhary, CGNet Swara founder in India; and Syrian journalist Zaina Erhaim, communications manager at the Institute for War & Peace Reporting. This webinar is organized in collaboration with the Media Diversity Institute.

As the #BlackLivesMatter movement forces a reckoning on structural racism around the world, the journalism industry is forced to look at its own diversity problems. While many newsrooms are fixated on filling diversity quotas, journalists of color have been raising their voices to say that it is more than just a numbers game—it is about how you’re treated in the newsroom, what you bring to the table, and whether or not you get to tell the stories that you want to tell. On this truly global webinar, journalists and media decision-makers from the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia will come together to discuss what a diverse newsroom means in each of these contexts, how to use this historical moment to push for more diversity in our industry, and how diversity makes for better, more representative and accurate journalism. Register here.