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  • Atina Dimitrova

Reporting Coronavirus - are journalists getting it right?

Confined to our homes in lockdown, we have never needed to be better informed about how a global pandemic is affecting our lives. As a result, one unexpected group have found themselves classified as key workers alongside health care staff and supermarket workers: journalists.

They have been put on public display – with the daily briefing at five, allowing the nation to see just how they operate. And as a result, they along with the NHS and the government have found themselves under scrutiny.

In today's episode, we’re looking at the role of journalists in reporting crises such as coronavirus and whether criticisms of the media are justified. Paul Bradshaw leads the MA courses in Journalism at Birmingham City University. He was so concerned about social media conversations about what journalists should be doing that he wrote a blog that was widely circulated. We talked to him and began by asking why it was important to do so…

Presented by: Dr. Glenda Cooper and Dr. Lindsey Blumell

Produced by: Atina Dimitrova

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