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Prioritizing Mental Health Care and Coverage During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Get story ideas and self-care tips from this double-duty webinar
Today’s students are struggling with separation from their social circles, the loss of important celebrations like graduation and prom, and, in many cases, life-and-death issues such as an inability to escape a turbulent home life. They’re also digital natives accustomed to socializing online who, in many cases, have used their time to create delightful moments of humor and hope. The journalists covering them face the same kinds of social challenges and opportunities – dealing with isolation as well as an economic crisis as news outlets institute pay cuts, furloughs and even layoffs.
Express Webinar: How to Get Your Freelance Education Stories Published
Editors explain how to pitch and what to expect
As the coronavirus pandemic triggers widespread furloughs and layoffs at news outlets, a growing number of education reporters are seeking freelance opportunities to continue covering their vitally important beat.
But which publications are paying for journalism these days? And how can education reporters cut through the noise to get their pitches heard?
Building strong and positive relationships with peers is a key ingredient to healthy adolescent brain development. With social distancing guidelines in place in response to the new coronavirus, how will teens maintain their relationships and why does it matter?
In what ways might teens’ savvy with technology help them cope? What impact will the stresses of a scary disease and economic turmoil have on youths’ mental health? Will sheltering-in-place have a disproportionate social-emotional impact on teens as compared with adults and young children?