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7 Points For Covering A Pandemic

The Ethical Journalism Network has compiled a list of seven tips for journalists covering pandemics. The Covid-19 crisis has underscored how essential accurate and factual news is, and conversely the damage that can be done by the spread of unethical and inaccurate information. These points are offered by the Ethical Journalism Network, in a similar format to previous infographics to support journalists faced with reporting on hate speech or covering migration issues.

Building Quality and Trust in News

Welcome to the Ethical Journalism Network – an alliance of reporters, editors and publishers aiming to strengthen journalism around the world.

We work to build trust in news media through training, education and research because we believe that fact-based communications delivered by well-trained and ethical media professionals are essential to help people better understand the world around them.

Journalism everywhere is under attack. In the face of unscrupulous politics, the scourge of fake news and online hate, and the self-serving spin of public relations, we believe everyone who is committed to truth, honesty and decency in the news should stand up for ethics and for the future of journalism.

Journalism makes a positive difference in people’s lives. It promotes understanding of complex events. It brings people together. It opens the door to dialogue and peace-building. Through quality journalism, people get the facts and information they can trust.

The Ethical Journalism Network aims to strengthen the craft of journalism and to promote for the public benefit high ethical standards in journalism, based on principles of truth and accuracy, independence, fairness and impartiality, humanity and accountability by the provision of education and training of journalists and the publication of useful research.

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What the Ethical Journalism Network does

The EJN’s research and training materials focus on; accountable journalism and self-regulation; corruption and self-censorship; ethics and sources; hate speech; media literacy; and media and migration.

Accountable Journalism

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The Accountable Journalism website is a searchable database of the world’s regulatory bodies, Press Councils and journalism Codes of Ethics. Run by the EJN and The Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism, the website also brings together the best resources on media ethics and ethical journalism.

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