Covering Coronavirus

Covering Coronavirus

The National Press Club Journalism Institute is serving the community with coronavirus support through a new weekday newsletter, reported stories, a virtual Library, online programming, and a March Madness substitute: Book Brackets.

You can subscribe to the newsletter here.


  • March 31, 2020: CNN’s Cuomo quarantined; your legal rights when covering the outbreak; reporting takeaways from S. Korea
  • March 30, 2020: Gannett furloughs, Tampa Bay Times cuts print; When your team is hurting; Reporting on the ‘invisible’ campaign
  • March 27, 2020: “A relationship forged in fire”; WFH bingo; News “essential” in 29 states — and so is student journalism
  • March 26, 2020: A risk scientist’s tips for journalists; How to be an instant editor; First-person accounts from reporters
  • March 25, 2020: Politics readers still want their Fix; How to be a manager who ‘gets it’; AI & COVID-19 ideas
  • March 24, 2020: Post’s Von Drehle on surviving COVID-19; New questions for religion reporters; WFH ergonomics
  • March 23, 2020: New case at New York Times; Editor memos that work; Graphics to share; COVID-19 & FOIA
  • March 20, 2020: 1st news staffer coronavirus death; handling real conflict virtually; ‘Nobody recovers in isolation’
  • March 19, 2020: How student journalists stay local; Help your team be resilient; Book Brackets sub in for March Madness
  • March 18, 2020: Photojournalists describe the frontlines;  WaPo simulation draws reader thanks; Meteorologist: ‘Learning shouldn’t stop’
  • March 17, 2020: What *not* to call the coronavirus; Information is currency for managers; Explain your story choices
  • March 16, 2020: Will COVID-19 grow-subscriptions? Next-wave coverage plans; Put down your phone, really.
  • March 13, 2020: How sports journalists are adapting; Communicating remotely with your boss; ‘This is our calling’
  • March 12, 2020: Why everyone is sharing *that* graphic; ‘the Olympics of explanatory journalism’; Classified coronavirus meetings




  • Online programs coming soon
  • Video replay: Journalists asked questions about how to responsibly cover the coronavirus epidemic at a panel discussion Monday, February 10 at the National Press Club with Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases and the spokesperson for the CDC’s response, along with others.


  • You can access Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library resources, including Lexis Nexis and other directories and databases, by joining our Slack channel. For access, email



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