Covering the pandemic

Illustration by Darrel Frost

In a matter of weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has upended much of the world’s journalism—through news outlet closures, furloughs and layoffs, shelved stories, reshuffled newsroom priorities, and the reconsideration of how reporters gather and share information with their audiences. Keep up with CJR’s coverage of the pandemic and its intersections with journalism via the running list below.—The Editors


Public access to information suffers under the coronavirus (March 25, 2020)

COVID-19 and the media’s climate coverage capabilities (March 25, 2020)

With Trump’s coronavirus briefings, an old debate takes on fresh urgency (March 25, 2020)

COVID-19 is spawning a global press-freedom crackdown (March 25, 2020)

How the COVID Tracking Project fills the public health data gap (March 24, 2020)

Journalism Needs a Stimulus. Here’s What it Should Look Like (March 24, 2020)

Dr. Anthony Fauci’s tightrope act (March 24, 2020)

Coronavirus and a Freelancer’s Dilemma (March 23, 2020)

The Tow Center’s COVID-19 Newsletter (March 23, 2020)

In coronavirus coverage, a tricky balance between scrutiny and amplification (March 23, 2020)

Pandemic, photography, and psychological distance (March 20, 2020)

The challenges of reporting on a global pandemic (March 20, 2020)

Disinformation meets the coronavirus (March 19, 2020)

Comforting reading for troubled times (March 19, 2020)

The psychological toll of coronavirus coverage (March 19, 2020)

How to cover a fast-moving pandemic (March 18, 2020)

China expels American journalists at the worst possible time (March 18, 2020)

How journalists around the world are covering the coronavirus (March 17, 2020)

The everything story (March 16, 2020)

How the coronavirus could hurt the news business (March 13, 2020)

No, Trump did not ban travel from ‘Europe’ (March 12, 2020)

The Kicker: Local media and COVID-19: the canary in the coal mine (March 12, 2020)

Pandemic in the right-wing mediasphere (March 12, 2020)

I’m not under quarantine. Am I? (March 12, 2020)

Chris Hayes on how to cover COVID-19 responsibly (March 11, 2020)

Mini Tuesday in the shadow of the coronavirus (March 11, 2020)

How the coronavirus could limit shoeleather reporting (March 10, 2020)

The many challenges of covering the coronavirus (March 9, 2020)

Preserving a ‘national memory’ of an outbreak (March 2, 2020)

The Sunday shows fail to link the coronavirus and the campaign (March 2, 2020)

The coronavirus and Trump’s diseased credibility (February 28, 2020)

The new coronavirus and racist tropes (February 25, 2020)

How to name a coronavirus (February 24, 2020)

The Kicker: Coronavirus, China’s press, and the disappearance of Chen Quishi (February 13, 2020)