Course Description

The REMOTE REPORTER is a series of videos of 25 minutes or less in which our faculty members share techniques and tips especially calibrated to help journalists and journalism students continue their work while they self-isolate, weather the COVID-19 pandemic and seize the opportunities 2021 has to offer.

In this episode, Dr. Carrie Brown reaffirms the importance of practicing engaged journalism to help people fight misinformation, meet their basic needs and navigate this pandemic. She covers ideas and tools for doing this crucial work remotely, including:

  • Find out people’s preferred ways of communicating
  • Partner with community organizations
  • Assess COVID-19 information needs in your community and plan to meet them
  • Bring people together online now that you can’t have town hall meetings
  • Ask people specific questions, continuously
  • Learn from examples of engaged journalism in action


Closed Captioning is available for this video.

Video Lecturer

Carrie Brown

Dr. Carrie Brown heads the Newmark J-School’s M.A. in Social Journalism program.She was previously an associate professor of journalism at the University of Memphis, where she earned recognition in 2014 as the national Educator of the Year from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s Newspaper and Online Division.Full bio here.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Engaged Reporting in The Age of COVID-19

    • Engaged Reporting the The Age of COVID-19

Reviews

5 star rating

Arlene Schulman

5 star rating

Excellent presentation

Juliet Jeske

The instructor was very specific and included a lot of great advice. This was also extremely specific to COVID-19 which has taken over everything in the new...

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The instructor was very specific and included a lot of great advice. This was also extremely specific to COVID-19 which has taken over everything in the news cycle. Remote reporting is challenging for everyone but sadly a necessary evil at this time.

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5 star rating

engaged reporting

Vijay Shankar Balakrishnan

This is a follow-up and timely recap of Terry's community engagement journalism. I liked it. I follow First Draft's work.

This is a follow-up and timely recap of Terry's community engagement journalism. I liked it. I follow First Draft's work.

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4 star rating

Sofia Perpétua