Coronavirus resources for reporters

Welcome to First Draft’s resource hub for reporting on coronavirus. We have created and collected guidance to support accurate and responsible reporting on coronavirus, which will be regularly updated with new information. It covers:

Newsgathering and verification tools
Ethics and responsible reporting guidance
A database of debunks of mis- and disinformation
Data and information sources
A searchable reading list
FAQs that journalists may have
Links to sign up for video calls on reporting coronavirus

Writing about COVID-19

As well as building up a resource of information and analysis on COVID-19, we want to ensure that we pass on any tips about what can go wrong when writing about this subject: and how to get it right! If you have experience in writing about this area and feel you have advice that would help others, please contact us at:

We’d also like to hear from you at that address if you would like to regularly contribute links to the site. If you just want to suggest links on an occasional basis, please send them to: