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Supporting journalists during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
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With the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19, journalists are on the frontlines reporting on what citizens need to know to be safe. As such, we are hosting a funder-only virtual discussion on these pressing issues and more.

The schedule:

1-1:30 p.m.—We'll hear from two journalists about the challenges and experiences newsrooms are facing, and how funders can support them during this crisis. We'll also hear about a new partnership between the Facebook Journalism Project and the Lenfest Institute for Journalism about a $1 million grant to support U.S. and Canadian local news organizations covering the coronavirus.

1:30-2 p.m.—Funders, you'll have an opportunity to discuss with one another what your peers are doing to support journalists and COVID-19 reporting. You'll have time to share thoughts, challenges and opportunities.

Speakers:

  • Elisabeth Rosenthal, Editor-in-Chief of Kaiser Health News
  • Samantha Pak, Senior Editor for Sound Publishing's Eastside publications
  • Dorrine Mendoza, Strategic Partner Development, Facebook
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