Fighting The Stress Of COVID-19 News

Mar 23, 2020

In The Moment ... March 23, 2020 Show 779 Hour 2

Doctors and first responders are on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. Journalists are also on those front lines, saturated in news coverage. As the coronavirus story unfolds, that saturation includes a fast-paced cycle of breaking news, uncertainty, and fact-checking. 

Al Tompkins is one of America's most requested broadcast journalism and multimedia teachers and coaches. After nearly 30 years working as a reporter, photojournalist, producer, investigative reporter, head of special investigations and News Director, Tompkins joined the Poynter Institute where he is Senior Faculty for Broadcast and Online.

He joins us with thoughts on how journalists can fight the stress of coronavirus coverage, and his advice might be relevant for anyone who is obsessing over breaking news.