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Journal Club 1 – Everyone in the house!

Video stimulating discussion of a magazine headline about the pandemic response in Italy
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In this section, we’ll be having weekly discussions. Please join us in the forum to contribute your views. Our educators will also add their thoughts and opinions. Each week, we’re going to present a media report on a relevant aspect of the pandemic related to that week’s content. In week one, we’re going to be looking at a headline from Italy. You can find the original front page and a translation available for download in this section. In the discussion, please think about a few of these questions. How does a headline like that make you feel? The story was from early on in the pandemic. Do you remember any of the media coverage of events in Italy?
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If so, did you think that the situation would soon involve your country? How did the media in your country initially report on the spread of the virus? And in hindsight, do you think this is balanced and appropriate? Please add your thoughts below.

Welcome to our weekly Journal Club, focussing on media reporting during the pandemic. Please watch the video, look at the headline above and join in the discussion below.

In the discussion, perhaps think about a few of these questions;

How does a headline like that make you feel?

This story was from early in the pandemic, do you remember any media coverage of events in Italy? If so, did you think that the situation would soon involve your country?

How did the media in your country initially report on the spread of the virus and in hindsight do you think this was balanced and appropriate?

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