Journalism and the Pandemic: Assessing COVID-19's First Impacts While Preparing for the Second Wave

  • Tuesday, Oct 13 – 1:45 PM – 2:05 PM ET (17:45 – 18:05 UTC)
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Facing everything from a barrage of disinformation to heightened security risks, collapsing revenues, and a mental health crisis, journalists around the world are contending with myriad daunting challenges as they report on the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. Join Tow Center Director Prof. Emily Bell and ICFJ’s Global Director of Research Dr. Julie Posetti to discuss their Journalism and the Pandemic Project – a study which aims to map the impacts of COVID-19 on journalism worldwide and identify guideposts to aid a post-pandemic future.

Please note: This session is prerecorded and, in most cases, speakers will join the live text chat to help answer your questions.

This session is designed for:

  • Everyone covering the pandemic
  • Editors trying to respond to the impacts of COVID-19 on their staff and their publications
  • Those seeking to support critical independent journalism through the crisis


Emily Bell
Director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism

Pete Brown
Research Director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism

Julie Posetti
Global Director of Research, ICFJ