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Struggling with reporting on COVID-19? This free course will help

Epidemiology 101 is a tailor-made course for journalists presented by world-renowned epidemiologists and scientists. Reporting on COVID-19 can be overwhelming — the science is new...
Epidemiology 101: free online course for Africa-based journalists

Want to do a crash course in epidemiology? Here you go

The COVID-19 crisis has changed a lot about the world — including the scientific knowledge production process. This free course gives journalists the tools...

Seeing the forest for the trees with Cochrane South Africa: Forest plots and systematic...

Here’s a crash course for understanding meta-analyses and systematic reviews from Cochrane South Africa and the South African Medical Research Council.   Resource details: Publication title:...

Vaccines, mutations and data: Reporters, all your COVID-19 questions answered

These health reporters got an expert rundown of what the latest evidence has to say about the new coronavirus. Now you can watch it...

‘The toughest story I’ve covered’: How COVID-19 changed journalism

Three journalists and a scientist unpack how the coronavirus pandemic changed their jobs and the news landscape. Watch the discussion here. Resource details: Publication title:...

How to be a health reporter: Asking the right questions of research

Battling to understand how studies are designed and when they’re good enough to use in your reporting? This webinar by Cochrane South Africa and...

Reporters, are you ok? If you’re feeling traumatised, you’re not alone

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Journalists have immersed themselves in the COVID-19 story for months. But at what cost to their mental health? A recent study found that three quarters of reporters surveyed felt significant emotional distress.

Five tips for reporting on medical negligence – without getting into legal trouble yourself

Between understanding medical terminology and decoding legal documents, reporting on negligence cases can be complicated. A media lawyer shares her expert tips for journalists.