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Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas

Journalism in a pandemic: Covering COVID-19 now and in the future

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and The University of Texas at Austin via Independent

Overview

Produced in collaboration with the W.H.O., UNESCO and UNDP, this course helps journalists to improve their coverage of the pandemic. It's also offered in French, Spanish and Portuguese. This self-directed course uses the content from the Knight Center for Journalism in the America's massive open online course (MOOC) titled "Journalism in a pandemic: Covering COVID-19 now and in the future." The four-week course took place from May 4 to May 31, 2020. We are now making the content free and available to students who took the course and anyone else who's interested in interested in acquiring new knowledge and resources to improve your coverage and understanding of the pandemic.

Syllabus

  • Intro Module: Introduction to the course and the outline of topics
  • Module 1: Where did COVID-19 come from?
  • Module 2: Covering COVID-19 right now
  • Module 3: The hope for treatments and vaccines
  • Module 4: Coronavirus: The way forward

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