From the cancellation of the International Journalism Festival in Perugia to new sources of misinformation, the journalism industry has not been spared of the disruption by Covid-19.
In Italy, however, it became almost impossible to do day-to-day reporting. Italy is the worst affected country in Europe with more than 10,000 reported cases of the coronavirus. To limit further spread, the Italian government has imposed a national quarantine until April 2020, with public events and gatherings banned.
- In an interview with The New York Times, mathematician Adam Kucharski, author of The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread — and Why They Stop, explains some of the numbers behind the coronavirus outbreak, including why it’s tough to estimate a fatality rate for this new virus.
- ProPublica reporter Caroline Chen, who covered the Ebola crisis in West Africa and Florida’s fight against Zika, outlines important questions journalists should be asking about the coronavirus in an explainer piece ProPublica published Thursday.
- The World Health Organization is tracking and releasing updated data on the number of people worldwide who’ve been infected with and died from COVID-19.
- FactCheck.org, a project of the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center, monitors the factual accuracy of statements public leaders make about a range of public policy topics, including the new coronavirus.
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