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As The Pandemic Wears On, Is Reporting Wearing Thin?

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Carlos Moreno
As a KCUR intern, Lukas Kenney reported on homelessness during the pandemic.

Where 16 months of coronavirus coverage has left journalists and news consumers alike.

In a review of the job news media is doing reporting on COVID-19, we consider whether American coverage is too bleak, if the press has been equitable or if it's missing important perspectives, what role media has in advocating vaccinations and how good a job have journalists done in addressing misinformation.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Chris Young is an Assistant Producer for KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at chrisy@kcur.org.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.