Tips for Effective Coverage of Immunization

Mar 222013

Reporting on efforts to prevent infectious diseases through immunization is a key part of health coverage. Journalists play an important role in examining public health efforts, and in helping readers and viewers understand how and why vaccines are used.

Current and past Knight Fellows Elsabet Samuel, Brenda Wilson, Mercedes Sayagues and Joachim Buwembo are improving in health and development coverage in Africa.

Journalists from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Gulf States and Pakistan can enter their stories about vaccines in a contest organized by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). Contest winners will receive a cash prize and two-week study tour to the United States.

For inspiration, IJNet gathered tips from some of ICFJ’s current and past Knight International Journalism Fellows who specialize in health coverage.

Read their advice here.

The International Journalists' Network, IJNet, keeps professional and citizen journalists up to date on the latest media innovations, online journalism resources, training opportunities and expert advice. ICFJ produces IJNet in seven languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, Persian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. IJNet is supported by donors including the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.