Note: this post will be updated on an ongoing basis
OVERALL ADVICE FOR STUDENTS
- Practice social distancing.
- Stay home when possible.
- Avoid crowds.
- Keep six feet away from other people.
- Anyone who feels ill should take care not to be in contact with others.
- Use remote communication tools as much as possible – phones, social media, video conferencing tools, etc.
Update: The Annenberg School of Journalism faculty have, in light of recent Stay at Home orders both in California and around the world, voted to reinforce that these public health orders take precedence over traditional journalism education norms emphasizing in-person reporting. We strongly encourage all of our students and colleagues, regardless of where they are, to stay home or at their place of residence for the duration of these orders.
For the safety of all involved, faculty should not assign and students should not conduct in-person interviews with anyone not already within their current home/ residence. Faculty will work with students to identify alternative reporting practices. These alternative reporting techniques will reflect the best practices of reporting that are consistent with these public health directives.