Putting this Webinar up as our Tip Of The Week. Its from the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri.
Check out the site rt.live The creators of Instagram have put this together. It tracks state by state transmission rates.
“It lets us estimate how many secondary infections are likely to occur from a single infection in a specific area. Values over 1.0 mean we should expect more cases in that area, More
COVID-19 prevention tips for journalists:
- Work from home if you can
- In the newsroom, clean your work station every day with at least 70% alcohol
- Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds
- Conduct in-person interviews only if necessary
- Keep a distance of at least three to six feet from interviewees
- Use two microphones and sanitize them with alcohol and disposable towels
- Clean all equipment with alcohol
- Send teams of no more than two people
- Opt for places with low foot traffic
- Wear a surgical mask when interviewing random people on the streets and discard it immediately after
The great Al Tompkins at Poynter is offering a daily tip sheet on covering the virus. Here’s how to sign up.
From Jack Limpert’s Blog, About Editing and Writing. He offers up a list of ways to help fellow writers. Here is an important one on the power of mutual enthusiasm.
Our Tip Of The Week will give you another tool for your proverbial newsroom toolbox.
Over 500,000 salaries of government employees, teachers and other public employees is in an updated directory from the Better Government Association.
A Discussion at a recent environmental journalism conference, emphasized the importance of following these tips when doing investigative work.
The original article came from the Knight Center, “Follow The Money, Carefully.
When writing stories do you end up using the same word multiple times or find you have a go-to word when covering certain stories? Here’s a little on line word help that will give you 100 suggestions for a replacement word. I entered the word “proposal” into the OneLook Reverse Dictionary. More