Loved and Lost: How Collaborative Journalism Can Help Newsrooms Tell the Stories of COVID-19 Victims

  • Friday, Oct 16 – 10 AM – 10:20 AM ET (14 – 14:20 UTC)
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More than 211,000 United States residents have died of the coronavirus, with more than 1 million people worldwide losing their lives to this disease. How do we tell the stories of these individuals, many of whom have passed away alone, without loved ones by their side?

It's a huge task but one where collaborative journalism can be a major asset. Loved and Lost is a statewide media collaboration launched to identify and tell the stories of New Jersey's COVID-19 victims. This session will explore how newsrooms and journalists can work together to find and produce stories about those in their coverage area who have died of COVID-19 as well as how to coordinate information among partners.

Speakers

Stefanie Murray
Director, Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University
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Betsy Abraham
Project Manager, Center for Cooperative Media
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