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Kansas City Journalists Keep Reporting Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

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Journalists are protecting themselves and their subjects by socially distancing themselves while reporting the news.

Boom microphones, longer lenses and anchoring from home are ways journalists are managing to provide news coverage of the coronavirus. Three of them reveal what is now missing in face-to-face interactions, and what's stuck with them the most as the national story unfolds.

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As a host and contributor at KCUR, I seek to create a more informed citizenry and richer community. I want to enlighten and inspire our audience by delivering the information they need with accuracy and urgency, clarifying what’s complicated and teasing out the complexities of what seems simple. I work to craft conversations that reveal realities in our midst and model civil discourse in a divided world. Follow me on Twitter @ptsbrian or email me at brian@kcur.org.
Elizabeth Ruiz is a freelance producer for KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact her at elizabeth@kcur.org or on Twitter at @er_bentley_ruiz