UNESCO, WHO, and Knight Center launched a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for journalists facing the COVID-19 pandemic titled “Journalism in a pandemic: Covering COVID-19 now and in the future”.
The online course (divided into four weekly modules) will notably cover the past history of pandemics and disasters in the 20th century and how governments responded to these outbreaks. It will also examine the unfolding of the 2020 pandemic and the fundamental importance of fostering freedom of expression, as well as detecting and combating disinformation and misinformation about the pandemic. The final module will look at story angles for moving coverage forward, and will discuss the importance of journalists’ self-care in the process of covering the outbreak. Each module includes a series of videos, PowerPoint presentations, readings, quizzes and discussion forums dealing with specific aspects of the course.
Interested journalists can register for the course on the following link: https://journalismcourses.org/PAN0320.html