‘Covering the Pandemic’ program is available for viewing

Reporters and news managers who are covering the pandemic discussed their work and the challenges they face Thursday night in an online program held by the Bluegrass Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. A recording of the Zoom meeting is available here.

The panelists were Alex Acquisto, health reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader; Jennifer P. Brown of Hopkinsville, who recovered from covid-19 and wrote about it in her online newspaper, Hoptown Chronicle; Ben Sheroan, editor of The News-Enterprise of Elizabethtown, who spoke to the pushback newspapers receive from coverage of the pandemic; and Brian Neal, news director of Lexington’s WLEX-TV, who addressed the fatigue factor experienced by journalists.

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