Online panel: Lessons from international news organizations reporting the pandemic [Worldwide]

Posted on Mar 25, 2020 in COVID-19 Reporting

This interactive, online panel will take place on April 3 at 9:00 a.m. EDT. It brings together the editors and founders of three high-profile online news organizations based in The Philippines, South Africa and India. 

The internationally celebrated founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of Rappler, Maria Ressa, will join us from Manila, while the editor and co-founder of the Daily Maverick, Branko Brkic, will connect from Cape Town, and the founder and CEO The Quint, Ritu Kapur, joins from New Delhi. 

Panelists will discuss four key themes: 

  1. Leading and managing news organisations in the face of huge logistical and production challenges caused by  the pandemic
  2. Confronting and addressing novel coronavirus-related disinformation through accountability journalism and community collaboration 
  3. Dealing with the journalism safety and media freedom implications of the pandemic from countries where journalism was already under fire before the onset of COVID-19 
  4. Building and maintaining communities when reversion to online engagement is essential while the pandemic prohibits physical events

This webinar is part of the ICFJ Global Health Crisis Reporting Forum, and will be moderated by ICFJ Global Director of Research Julie Posetti.