The coronavirus pandemic is a global, national, regional, local and hyperlocal news story that spans every beat. The Journalist’s Resource team is creating a series of research roundups and tip sheets to inform news coverage of the new coronavirus and the many topics it influences.
Among the main takeaways: Journalists would like academics to explain the practical relevance of their research – preferably in accessible language. And academics would like journalists to understand that context is important.
The unemployment rate in the U.S. has been percentage points higher than officially reported since the coronavirus pandemic shut down the economy. We break down the misclassification error behind the underreporting.