The J Word 2.9: Pandemic News: Podcasts, Visuals & the Hyper-local
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It might seem strange to celebrate what we have learned from and about journalism during the COVID-19 pandemic, but our guests in this episode take an approach that what we know about journalism, or what we think we know about journalism, has been challenged and changed, as with much of other parts of life, since early 2020. Our guests include Teri Finneman and Rebecca Nee from the U.S. and T.J. Thomson from Australia. We discuss pandemic podcasting, the effects of covering a pandemic on local media the future of visual mis- and dis-information that appeared in a pre-COVID world and will remain for some time.


Texts Discussed in this Episode:

Finneman, T., & Thomas, R. J. (2021). “Our Company is in Survival Mode”: Metajournalistic Discourse on COVID-19’s Impact on US Community Newspapers. Journalism Practice, 1-19.

Nee, R. C., & Santana, A. D. (2021). Podcasting the Pandemic: Exploring Storytelling Formats and Shifting Journalistic Norms in News Podcasts Related to the Coronavirus. Journalism Practice, 1-19.

Thomson, T. J., Angus, D., Dootson, P., Hurcombe, E., & Smith, A. (2020). Visual Mis/disinformation in Journalism and Public Communications: Current Verification Practices, Challenges, and Future Opportunities. Journalism Practice, 1-25.

Produced and hosted by Robert (Ted) Gutsche, Jr.

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