Resources for Working During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Note: this post will be updated on an ongoing basis


  • 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.

Ethical dilemmas plus more good info/tips on reporting from Poynter

Zoom cheat sheet 

How to record video calls on Zoom or Skype

How to record audio at home

More tips on recording audio remotely 

Advice on working remotely

How to upload videos to Xchange (shared video server) from your iPhone

How to upload videos to Xchange from off-campus (from a computer)

How to do a Tape Sync

About This Site

This is a resource hub to help student reporters at the Annenberg Media Center.

If you’re new to the Media Center, check out this one-page guide to see what it’s all about.

Contact the Media Center

Media Center Director, Professor Christina Bellantoni

Annenberg Media Executive Editor, Tess Patton

Annenberg Media Assignment Desk:
(213) 740-3847

For equipment-related issues:
(213) 740-5739