REMOTE REPORTER: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Pandemic

REMOTE REPORTER: Diversity and Inclusion in Pandemic Reporting

taught by Lisa Armstrong
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Judy Ziyi Gu

Great short course

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

Arlene Schulman

Javier Matta

Judy Ziyi Gu

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

Arlene Schulman

Javier Matta

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 believe there is great importance in being mindful of diversity when reporting and the profe...

Sofia Perpétua

Arno Pedram

Lisa Armstrong
Lisa Armstrong
Video Lecturer

About the Instructor

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.

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 and weather the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Course Contents

1 Video

Course Curriculum

Diversity and Inclusion in Pandemic Reporting
15:44