Covering COVID-19

Journalists covering the COVID-19 pandemic are facing the challenges of fast-changing information and limited access to expert sources. Many reporters without deep science backgrounds find themselves in uncharted terrain as they strive to provide accurate and actionable health information to their communities. On March 19th, SciLine hosted an instructive briefing on best practices—and pitfalls to avoid—when covering COVID-19, with tips from two veteran health and science reporters and perspective from a leader in the public health community.