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Catchlight presents webinar: COVID-19 Safety Training for Visual Journalists
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Apr 14, 2020
The Catchlight organization is presenting a webinar titled COVID-19 Safety Training for Visual Journalists in collaboration with the Institute for Non-Profit News and the Everyday Projects.

You can register free of charge for the webinar here:

Here is the Facebook Event page (where participants can post questions ahead of time):

Event Information

Title: COVID-19 Safety Training for Visual Journalists
Time: Thursday, April 16, 8 am PST/ 11 a.m. EST
Description: Join us for online training and Q&A session for journalists working in the field with infectious disease physician and researcher Jenell Stewart. Jenell authored the EveryDay Safety guide for visual journalists. She will be providing a basic overview of COVID-19 transmission and safety tips for working in the field followed by a Q&A session with participants.  

The webinar will proceed as follows:

  • Brief intro
  • Understanding transmission
  • What droplet and contaminated surfaces mean
  • How to prevent transmission on contaminated surfaces
  • How to prevent transmission via droplet (with mask info) 
  • Categorizing assignments as low risk, medium risk, or high risk and what supplies you need to safely complete those assignments. 

Please post your questions in the Facebook Event discussion ahead of the session.  


Jenell StewartJenell Stewart, DO, MPH is an Infectious Diseases physician-scientist at the University of Washington, and her research focuses on STI and HIV prevention among women in low resource settings.

Dr. Stewart received her BA in Chemistry from St. Olaf College before joining the US Peace Corps. As a public health volunteer in Ghana, she worked on HIV prevention and treatment and Dracunculiasis eradication and also met her now-husband, Peter DiCampo, co-founder of The Everyday Projects. Dr. Stewart attended Des Moines University where she earned an osteopathic medical degree and masters in public health. During that time she worked on gender equity in healthcare at the WHO headquarters and was a Fogarty International Scholar who researched HPV transmission and HTLV-1 trends among female sex workers in Peru. Dr. Stewart completed her clinical training in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington where her research has focused on STI and HIV prevention in Kisumu, Kenya as well as among women selling sex in Seattle, USA. She provides clinical care for patients at Harborview Medical Center, a University of Washington affiliated hospital in Seattle.

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