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Oct. 23, 2009, 3:23 p.m.

Getting the flu story right

The oft-defended public service and watchdog components of journalism are most important when a frightening topic is making the rounds. Clear reporting can have a huge influence during these times.

Toward that end, our colleagues at The Nieman Foundation have launched www.coveringflu.org. It’s a comprehensive online guide that helps journalists separate pandemic flu misconceptions from important details.

The site includes lessons from veteran reporters who have covered flu outbreaks in the past, common flu-related myths and facts, specific perspectives on the impact pandemic flu has on governments, industries and communities, and tips for staying healthy and safe.

The site is already live, and you can find further details on its development and mission in this press release.

POSTED     Oct. 23, 2009, 3:23 p.m.
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