In this episode, we explore how the news media is doing in covering COVID-19 – including the responses of public officials… the data on infections and deaths… and the deeper work of explaining and giving context to all aspects of this ongoing story. My guests are Anne Belden and Ed Beebout, two professional journalists turned college professors.
Anne runs the award-winning journalism program at Santa Rosa Junior College and is chair of the Department of Communication Studies. Before coming to academe, she worked as editor and managing editor at several Bay Area community newspapers and national parenting publications. Ed spent 25 years in broadcast television as a reporter and anchor, including Santa Rosa TV Station KFTY. He is now chair of the communication & media studies department at Sonoma State University.