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COVID-19 Briefing #3 (4.15.20) – Journalism & Informing Communities

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Gathering Ground’s Statewide Conversations — COVID-19 Response

Call #3 – April 15, 2020

Topic: Journalism: informing communities and fostering equity during COVID-19

Guest speaker #1: Stefanie Murray, Director – Center for Cooperative Media

Guest speaker #2: Brit Harley, News Voices Fellow – WBGO

Guest speaker #3: Miriam Axel-Lute, Associate Director/Editor – Shelterforce

Resources shared by speakers and participants during the call include:

  • Demographic data sources on who is being affected by COVID-19, though these are still limited
  • Community-centered journalism programming (digital town halls, phone tree info sharing,
  • Mental Health hotlines and virtual offerings
  • Hubs & Collaboratives looking for partnerships or providing information
  • Artist resources
Download the full summary and resource links here.

“Thank you for hosting Communities in Conversation. Having the opportunity to build new partnerships, share resources and problem solve with such a wide variety of community stakeholders was remarkable! The framework and format used created a truly valuable experience for everyone. I look forward to participating in future events like this.”

– Jaime L. Angelini, MA, DRCC, AMTP, Statewide Director of Disaster Services and Special Projects at the Mental Health Association

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