Reporting Remotely: Strategies for Sourcing From Home


How can journalists who are (mostly) stuck at home during the pandemic continue to cultivate sources and tell compelling stories of the real human experience unfolding for students and families?

Two reporters provide practical advice and strategies in this webinar from the Education Writers Association. How can you make the most of virtually following a student via Zoom as he tries to learn at home? What are the best tools to cast a wide net in your community to identify fresh voices for news coverage?

Lynette Clemetson, the director of the Knight-Wallace Fellowships for Journalists at the University of Michigan, moderates the conversation with journalists who are finding enterprising ways to diversify sourcing and unearth compelling narratives in a time of crisis. Many of their tips will also continue to resonate long after the pandemic ends.

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This webinar was presented on April 7, 2020.