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, Lisa Armstrong will look into how journalists should carefully consider how we portray people in this pandemic, whose stories we tell and whom we reach with these stories. Using recent examples, she will cover:

  • A basic checklist to check our biases and assumptions
  • Whose stories are we telling? Missing? And whom are we reaching?
  • How to reach marginalized communities
  • How do we tell stories of COVID-19 and communities
  • The need for context, even in headlines
  • How framing and words matter: Victims vs. heroes
  • How to make sure we also tell stories of resilience


Closed Captioning is available for this video.

Video Lecturer

Lisa Armstrong

Lisa Armstrong is an associate professor at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.She is an award-winning journalist with credits in The New York Times, The Intercept, The Daily Beast, Rolling Stone, USA Today, The New Yorker, and several other publications and websites. Full bio here.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Diversity and Inclusion in Pandemic Reporting

    • Diversity and Inclusion in Pandemic Reporting

Reviews

5 star rating

Arno Pedram

5 star rating

Thank You

Shamsun Nahar

Thank You

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Morenike Fajana

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Arlene Schulman

5 star rating

Great short course

Judy Ziyi Gu

Helpful class which includes reminders of how to source mindfully, and how bias can seep into word choice.

Helpful class which includes reminders of how to source mindfully, and how bias can seep into word choice.

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5 star rating

Really Informative

Shantel Destra

As someone who is fully interested in Coronavirus news coverage, I thought this course was very insightful and provided a lot of necessary information. I be...

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As someone who is fully interested in Coronavirus news coverage, I thought this course was very insightful and provided a lot of necessary information. I believe there is great importance in being mindful of diversity when reporting and the professor did a great job of explaining the importance.

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5 star rating

Very helpful and well organized

Juliet Jeske

The lecture is well laid out and organized with specific examples of diversity and inclusion in news stories about COVID-19.

The lecture is well laid out and organized with specific examples of diversity and inclusion in news stories about COVID-19.

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4 star rating

Javier Matta

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Sofia Perpétua