Pandemic Proof: Reflecting on Media Coverage of COVID-19

March 29, 2023

Media outlets have played a critical role in keeping the world informed during the fast-paced COVID-19 outbreak and response. News reporters reached wide audiences at a time of uncertainty and confusion. As science and policy rapidly evolved, many reporters became go-to sources for information on how to stay safe and access trustworthy medical countermeasures.

Join Javier Guzman for conversations with two journalists—Natasha Loder, Health Editor at The Economist, and John Burn-Murdoch, Chief Data Reporter at The Financial Times—as they reflect on keeping pace with the demand for information during the pandemic, confronting the flood of misinformation and disinformation, and lessons learned on reporting during health emergencies.


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