Tools to support journalist during COVID-19
Science Media Centre Malaysia aims to support journalists covering the COVID-19 pandemic by creating and collating resources to help you improve your reporting on the health crisis.
Feel free to use our content and adapt it to your reporting. If there is any specific request for resources, including reaching out to experts, or to provide us with feedback, email us at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SMC Malaysia organises a series of webinars to connect journalists with scientists and health professionals to provide support in responding to pressing issues related to COVID-19. You can view our latest webinars below or subscribe to our YouTube channel.
Journalists’ resources for covering COVID-19
We are compiling resources to help journalists cover the COVID-19 pandemic and the rapidly changing information that is emerging on this topic. This list will be updated as more resources become available:
- Your safety as a journalist reporting COVID-19
- COVID-19 Guidance for journalists reporting on clinical trials
- How to advise your media audience to stay safe during Ramadan
International Journalists’ Network
- Everyone’s a health reporter now: Covering COVID-19 on other beats
- COVID-19 Reporting Resources
- 10 tips for journalists covering COVID-19
- Covering COVID: 6 recommendations for combating disinformation
Ethical Journalism Network
Collection of research papers related to COVID-19
Collections of papers
- All COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 preprints from medRxiv and bioRxiv
- All COVID-19 papers from Annals of Internal Medicine
- All coronavirus papers from JAMA
- COVID-19 Research in Brief: 20 March to 27 March, 2020 from Nature Medicine
- COVID-19 Resource Centre – from The Lancet
- Evidence Aid has now published over 166 systematic review summaries relevant to COVID-19.
- Guidelines for reporting on clinical trials: visual presentation of eight simple steps to help journalists to understand the role and limitations of clinical trials.
- Reporting guidance: What is an aerosol?: visual guidance to help understand the terms being used by public health officials to be able to best explain them, and their implications to your audience.
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