About the Survey

The International Center For Journalists (ICFJ) and the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University invite you to participate in the first ‘Journalism and the Pandemic’ survey as part of a longitudinal study to map and understand the impacts of coronavirus and COVID-19 on journalism and media workers globally. 

Our study will address: 

  • How is the pandemic transforming the business and practice of journalism?
  • What threats to media freedom and journalism safety have emerged with COVID-19, and how are journalists and news organizations responding to them?
  • How are journalists and news organizations experiencing and working to combat the flood of misinformation and disinformation accompanying the pandemic? 

This study is urgently needed. The information we will gather from you is critical - not only to identify challenges, but to help guide the future of journalism in the face of an unprecedented convergence of threats. At the conclusion of the survey, we will ask you to rank your needs so that we can help channel efforts to meet them.

Collaboration is essential, so If you are interested in partnering* on this research, please contact the study’s leaders, Dr Julie Posetti (ICFJ Global Research Director) and Prof. Emily Bell (Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University), here: pandemicproject@icfj.org 

In recognition of time contributed to aid this research, respondents can enter a draw to win one of twenty US$50 Amazon gift cards. Details are provided at the end of the survey.

Important note: Your privacy is of primary importance to us. If you participate in this survey, any identifying information collected will be accessible only to the researchers involved, and it will be stored in a secure database. Survey results will be appropriately de-identified prior to publication, unless you have explicitly opted in to be identified. 

* For example, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is partnering with us on the journalism safety and media freedom aspects of the Journalism and the Pandemic Project. 

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