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As the COVID-19 pandemic pushes newsrooms to their limits in delivering life-and-death information, Wisconsin Watch wants to remind you that we are here to help.
Collaboration is baked into our nonprofit model, and sharing resources now seems more important than ever.
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A tweet from a Madison TV station news director was cited in an article about how newsrooms are adapting to working remotely through the COVID-19 pandemic.
A tweet from WKOW-TV News Director Ed Reams shows a screenshot from the newsroom’s daily editorial meeting, which is now held via video chat.... - MORE -
Poynter is offering journalists free, real-time chat with its experts to help with crisis coverage.
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The onset of the COVID-19 crisis means journalists should be on the lookout for issues related to public access to government meetings and documents.
Columbia Journalism Review wrote this week
about examples of how the crisis has made it more difficult for journalists to do their jobs.
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RTDNA is out with more advice for journalists working under the pressure of the COVID-19 crisis, this time publishing an article from Katalina Deaven of the Center for Media Engagement.
The article titled Trust and engagement tips for coronavirus coverage
includes an appeal for transparency.
It’s a quick read that... - MORE -
COVID-19 is making it necessary to conduct more interviews remotely.
If you’re new to remote interviews, RTDNA is providing an article with 15 tips to help you
The tips include ideas for replacing visuals in your TV stories.... - MORE -
WISN 12 and Marquette University Law School have canceled plans for two televised political debates between candidates in the April election because of rapidly changing developments in the COVID-19 situation. The debates for Milwaukee Mayor and Wisconsin Supreme Court have been cancelled out of an abundance of caution for the... - MORE -
Many journalists are working from home starting this week and it naturally has an affect on how newsrooms operate.
Digiday published this article
about the new normal facing media workers.
Many newsrooms have made working from home mandatory to protect their workers from COVID-19.
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COVID-19 is a source of stress for everyone, but journalists are feeling their own anxieties from covering the spread of this virus.
Poynter has compiled a list of nine things journalists can to to cope with the stress. Read about that here
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