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

Posted on Jul 2, 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

Tuesday, July 7 at 10:00 a.m. EDT on Zoom

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. This is an opportunity to get access to ongoing support from professionals so you can feel more balanced and tap into your innate resilience. The English language edition will take place over four weeks in July. Register here.

COVID-19: Six months later, what do we know now?

Wednesday, July 8 at 10:00 a.m. EDT on Zoom

Six months since the COVID-19 outbreak in China, researchers have been racing to learn what they can about the novel coronavirus: how it's transmitted, how long immunity lasts, who survives, who doesn't, and why. In this Q&A with Dr. Angela Rasmussen, a leading virologist, we'll discuss what the latest facts are about COVID-19 and our immune response to it. Are there ways we can increase our chances of fighting off the virus? How does the virus impact our bodies? What do we know so far? Register here.