Preparing to Cover a Pandemic: A New Guide for Journalists

September 2009
Nieman Reports;Fall2009, Vol. 63 Issue 3, p3
The article provides information on a report published by "Nieman Reports," which covers the issue of avian flu. The report contains a summary of the issues that were discussed at a conference convened by the Nieman foundation for journalists. The conference was attended by experts in infectious diseases and world, national and local public health officials who explored how to cover a potential pandemic, particularly avian flu. According to Stefanie Friedhoff, a 2001 Nieman Fellow and the foundation's special projects manager, the guide provides an accessible, solid resource in case the H1N1 strain strikes in more deadly form.


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