COVID-19 CRISIS
REPORTING HUB

As the world faces an unprecedented set of challenges posed by the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Thomson Reuters Foundation is leveraging its unique combination of journalism and legal skills to strengthen the global response.

COVID-19 CRISIS
REPORTING HUB

As the world faces an unprecedented set of challenges posed by the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Thomson Reuters Foundation is leveraging its unique combination of journalism and legal skills to strengthen the global response.

ABOUT THE HUB

There is a critical need for scaling accurate and independent reporting that keeps pace with the unfolding crisis whilst clamping down on the spread of misinformation.

Our Coronavirus Crisis Reporting Hub - a global initiative - will first launch in English-speaking African nations where the pandemic is set to hit hard, before scaling around the world. It will equip a cohort of 15 journalists with the core skills and information they need to report on the pandemic and its impact on economies, health care systems and communities. It will also give the cohort access to key experts, as well as reporters who have been covering the crisis in other countries

The free programme features live video masterclasses on reporting and production techniques, briefings from journalists at the frontline of the crisis, and discussion of potential story ideas and how to approach them in the local context. A skills lab will offer the latest digital and multimedia tools and techniques to enhance the production of stories. A curated newsletter of latest data, research trends and analysis will also be circulated.

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Thanks to our collaboration with the World Economic Forum, The Crisis Reporting Hub will connect with organisations at the heart of the emergency response, including the World Health Organization, the African Centre for Disease Controls, and other experts involved in the response. The World Economic Forum’s COVID Action Platform will set up media briefings and live sessions for the Crisis Reporting Hub, as well as provide journalists with access to its platform.

WHY US?

We are uniquely placed to lead this effort. We have extensive expertise in delivering global media development interventions. We have an established network of media professionals, policy experts and journalist alumni. Our experience of working alongside global partners gives us unparalleled reach and places us at the centre of international expertise.

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You are eligible to apply for the Hub if you are an African national based in sub-Saharan Africa and working as a full-time journalist or regular contributor for an English-language media organisation. You must also have a minimum of three years professional experience and a good level of written and spoken English.

Applicants must have access to a minimum internet speed of 1 MB/second.

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We hope to expand the Reporting Hub to other African nations, and then to Latin America and India, where the Coronavirus is expected to have a devastating impact, and where excellence in creditable and accurate reporting will be badly needed. World-class journalism saves lives. You can be part of this. We are now looking for donors who can help us scale the initiative.

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