As journalists work to keep communities informed about COVID-19 vaccines, they need to consider questions about safety, distribution and adoption. We address three specific questions, focusing on policies and processes in the U.S.
“If you’re not interviewing a nurse you may be missing the best part of the story," says Diana Mason, a nurse, a professor at the Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement at the George Washington University School of Nursing, and the former editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Nursing.
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.