2020 Visual Storytelling (Larger Newsroom) Winner

Malaka Gharib and Cory Turner | NPR

“Just for Kids: A Coronavirus Comic”

About the Entry

In early 2020, two NPR reporters decided to speak directly to kids. The coronavirus news was scary, confusing and unavoidable — even for the youngest children. Cory Turner interviewed experts and Malaka Gharib distilled the results into a comic and printable zine to explain to children what COVID-19 is and how to protect themselves.

Comments from the Judges

“What a great way to target younger kids, a group often overlooked in the pandemic.”

“Creative and illustrative way to disseminate facts and information about COVID-19 to youth in an approachable way. Also demonstrated a commitment to following up with the story and broadening to include information about coping.”