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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.

“Walls came down, bridges were built, inspiration was shared, challenges were tackled, hope was renewed because people who care took the time to come together to have meaningful conversation.Thank you for creating the environment to make this possible. We are stronger together.”

– Doug Goulding, Chief Serving Officer at NCS Paterson and the Paterson Health Initiative

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