March 14th, 2016 | by EJC
As Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia grapple with the challenges of the post-Ebola period, its important to look at how the local media performed in providing accurate, timely information to the public, to health care workers, and to those setting policy
February 28th, 2016 | by EJC
The media often consults scientists as they report on emergencies. Tolu Oni looks at how the media and the scientific community can best engage with each other during times of crises.
December 10th, 2014 | by EJC
In Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, media campaigns about Ebola, scripted by health ministries and international organizations, have been broadcast across FM networks and on the few local television stations. Designed to contribute to public education, the messages have, in some cases, produced the opposite effect
October 16th, 2014 | by EJC
Why do news outlets typically choose to emphasize the sensational worst-case scenario? Owen Schaefer examines the construction of headlines reporting on the Ebola epidemic.
March 21st, 2013 | by EJC
In this 'Tool' series, we are going to give you a quick overview of freely available tools for emergency journalism, and how a journalist could make use of them. This article centres on 'HealthMap' by Boston’s Children’s Hospital