Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes


Learning Outcomes

This virtual course has been designed for journalists to examine the key challenges of covering COVID-19 and to introduce solutions, skills and knowledge that have helped overcome these challenges.

Our aim is for you to learn about what has worked best for journalists and news organisations covering the first waves of COVID-19 in order to prepare you for what might lie ahead.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognise and analyse the central challenges journalists and news organisations faced covering the COVID-19 pandemic.; and

  • Build a personal toolkit of skills and knowledge they can use to approach/cover outbreaks and other large-scale public health emergencies in the future.


Who should attend

Generalist journalists who have found themselves having to cover science and health issues during COVID-19, and who are interested in improving their skills and understanding.

We are inviting editors to nominate candidates in their newsrooms who could benefit from these new skills and knowledge.