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Sometimes the biggest story does not advance as quickly as journalists might hope. It is in these moments of seeming stasis that journalistic repetition can become more powerful and serve as a way to hold government accountable.
“I’m getting great information from professional immunologists and virologists, but I had the sense that they were having a hard time communicating the details of the science to a broader audience. That’s something I do a lot of.”
“We used to say trustworthy information is important to democracy. And now we should say trustworthy local information is a matter of life and death.”
The joint Guardian–Kaiser Health News project also wants to include other hospital staff, home health aides, and nursing home workers. “This data set is the first of its kind in its comprehensiveness, and it’s not tracked anywhere else.”
The newsrooms that will thrive in a post-COVID-19 world will be the ones that embrace the shift to distributed teams. Here’s a guide how.
The conservative politics site has nearly 10,000 paying subscribers a month after putting up its paywall. “We don’t want the outrage clicks. We’ve said from the beginning we’d like to slow the news cycle down.”
From high school to the pros, the games that filled sports sections have nearly all been called off. “We don’t have a guidebook on how to cover sports when sports aren’t being played.”
“There’s all different kinds of lawsuits. We’re sort of the class action of an investigative story, harnessing and channeling the power in numbers.”
“You build trust through listening and through recognizing other people’s knowledge…In order to build trust, you have to believe what people tell you.”
And do it in two languages. “The stories are bubbling up from the local reporters who are living and covering these beats and can tell them with the nuance, context, and perspective that brings an authenticity to the national audience.”