How to Cover Vaccine Hesitancy

March 5, 2021  • Vivian Schiller

Vaccine resistance is a challenging story for news organizations. Ordinary journalistic practices can unintentionally exacerbate the public health crisis by amplifying the very mis- and disinformation it seeks to counter.

Over the past three months, Aspen Digital and the Aspen Institute Health, Medicine, and Society Program hosted multiple gatherings of experts and news executives at the national and local levels to help newsrooms explore how to responsibly report on the vaccine. Drawing on their expertise, and input from journalists all over the country, we have extracted 10 lessons we’ve learned about the keys to reporting this critical story.

Read More in the Columbia Journalism Review