Category Archives: Media

Crisis Demands Media Collaboration

Crisis demands media collaboration: Working together is more efficient and conserves resources that “could be deployed in smarter ways that the public needs,” writes Dan Gillmore.

Be calm, broad, precise, transparent, engaged and relentlessly useful, he writes.

 

Covering Coronavirus Better

Covering coronavirus better: Shoddy coverage of the virus can cause panic and overreaction, writes Al Tompkins.

Limit adjectives, choose images carefully, frame stories with context, bust myths and get creative.

“The public is starting to freak out,” he writes. “Don’t add to it with screaming clickbait headlines and scary generic images.”