SAJA is compiling a list of resources, tips and links to help journalists cover -- and cope -- with the COVID-19. This list will expand over time. Feel free to email suggestions for additions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special funds for freelancers and unemployed journalists
The Newsroom Guide to COVID-19. A guide to "help newsroom managers provide clear, useful guidance to their reporters and editors during a period in which we lack official institutional direction on how best to respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic." Tweeting @covid19opsguide.
Coronavirus Resource Kit, Equality Labs. An extensive resource kit including emergency contacts, data, resources for parents, artists and workers, self and mental health care, media and political education, mutual aid projects and more.
Expanded access to JSTOR content. JSTOR is "making an expanded set of content freely available to our participating institutions where students have been displaced due to COVID-19."
Media ethics, safety and mental health: reporting in the time of Covid-19, Ethical Journalism Network
AIR (Association of Independents in Radio) Resources for Freelancers. Great list of resources here.
Taking Care of Journalists and Journalism, Freedom Forum Institute. A webinar from leaders of the Asian American Journalists Association, National Association of Black Journalists, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Native American Journalists Association, NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists, South Asian Journalists Association, and Journalism & Women Symposium.
NAHJ's Mental Health webinars - The National Association of Hispanic Journalists is hosting weekly webinars to address mental health concerns during the pandemic.
NOTE: The following section is one just for our freelance members, many of whom are facing a precarious situation because of COVID-19 and editorial budgets. We kindly ask our members who are staff or not in need to please skip this section so freelancers can make the most of it.
NOTES FROM SAJA BOARD MEMBER & FREELANCER
Our Board Member Mythili Sampathkumar is also a freelancer and available via Twitter if you are looking for any particular advice regarding finances, pitching, or administrative things all freelancers end up having to do. If she doesn’t know, she is happy to point you in the right direction! Here are some notes from her: