Journalism Grants

Funding For:

Health After the Pandemic



PBS NewsHour

Grant Period:

Dec 04, 2020 - Dec 31, 2021



Summary of the Project:

This project will examine the effects of the pandemic that may linger, disable and even be fatal. The NewsHour also will watch as the virus and information about the pandemic continue to evolve, and be ready to cover other complications in the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19, including, but not limited to, an overlap with influenza cases, recurrences of the illness, post-vaccination cases, and how wider dissemination of the vaccine impacts positivity and death rates.

About the Grantee:

PBS NewsHour is an hour-long evening news broadcast anchored by managing editor Judy Woodruff that features news updates, analysis, field reports from around the world, live studio interviews, and discussions, in addition to a robust digital and social media operation. For more than 40 years, millions of Americans and citizens of the world have turned to PBS NewsHour for the solid, reliable reporting that has made it one of the most trusted news programs on television and online.

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