Of the myriad ways coronavirus has exposed rifts in American life, for journalists one of the most important came in the form of a freedom of information request issued on March 19. The request came from Columbia University’s Knight First Amendment Institute, and seeks policies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the White House restricting CDC employees’ communications with the press and the public, including those related to the coronavirus pandemic.
March 23rd, 2020 • Featured, Quill Blog
Hicks: Trump among challenges of accurately covering COVID-19
Journalists are encountering numerous challenges as they report on the coronavirus outbreak. One is the president of the United States. President Donald Trump spent the early days of the virus’ arrival on the homeland denying it would have much impact here.