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March 13, 2020
Newsroom journalists volunteer to help teach as colleges move online

With universities moving in-person courses online , journalism instructors are faced with quickly transitioning traditionally hands-on coursework and feedback to digital formats. Poynter offered a short course for educators in teaching virtually on short notice, and the ONA Educators Facebook group is sharing resources. Journalists are also stepping up to act as fill-in lecturers. Want to help? Contact your alma mater, or reach out to your nearest campus’s journalism department to see topics they need covered. 

Campus closures limit access to the tools students need to learn. Adobe announced Wednesday it is making at-home access available to students who typically use Creative Cloud apps through on-campus labs through May 31. And converting to digital coursework is bringing up issues of equity and digital access points for students. Among the issues? Whether students have computer access to participate in distance learning, and remote access to labs, studios, cameras and other equipment they need to complete class and student media projects. Journalists or not, students are wondering about their on-campus employment
We want to know what’s happening on your campus. Share how your student newsroom or classroom is coping with and covering COVID-19. Contact Beth Francesco at .

List of experts on the disease and reporters covering it (Jeff Jarvis), with thanks to Ferdous Al-Faruque (Danny) for the tip

Culture from the couch
Take a break from coronavirus coverage with a virtual museum tour. Travel and Leisure offers a list — from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris to Brazil’s Museu de Arte de São Paulo — you can explore from your couch to help you recharge when working remotely.

How are you practicing self-care? Share your tips.
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