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Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic

The Atlantic 

Media outlet's coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic  illustrates the challenges and opportunities for the media in reporting and covering complex social issues. As the shapers of public opinion, the media plays a crucial role within the COVID-19 pandemic. The Atlantic is a leading media outlet with print, digital, live events and more. The Atlantic’s reporting and engagement with the COVID-19 pandemic can be improved.

Examining The Atlantic's coverage of COVID 19 Pandemic 

What if The Atlantic lead the way in providing a framework for more meaningful citizen engagement with societal challenges that allow for a contextualize framework to include investigative reporting, data journalism, accountability journalism.

The Role of the Media in Addressing Social and Political Challenges 

In the political ecosystem, the media plays a central role in providing a framework and process for citizens to be part of the solution. We offer a comprehensive journalistic approach to address the complex challenges associated with the COVID 19 Pandemic .     

Visualizing The Potential for The Atlantic as a contributor to Public Opinion 


I  invite you to visualize how The Atlantic across its various platforms can play a major role to address the complexity of the opioid epidemic, a major social, health, political, political, economic, social justice and criminal justice challenge facing our nation.

A Proposal

When complete this section will include the latest articles, social media, lectures and related information relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Atlantic as a central stakeholder to a meaningful “solution” for the COVID-19 Pandemic.   

The Atlantic Reporting About the COVID- 19 Pandemic 

The Atlantic’s guide to understanding COVID-19

Ed Yong is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he covers science.

Ed Yong is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he covers science.

Is Trump Ready for a Global Outbreak? The epidemics of the early 21st century revealed a world unprepared, even as the risks continue to multiply. Much worse is coming. Ed Yong The Atlantic   JULY/AUGUST 2018 Issue - Health

The Deceptively Simple Number Sparking Coronavirus Fears Here’s what the oft-cited R0 number tells us about the new outbreak—and what it doesn’t.  JANUARY 28, 2020

The New Coronavirus Is a Truly Modern Epidemic New diseases are mirrors that reflect how a society works—and where it fails. Ed Yong February 3, 2020

COVID-19 Can Last for Several Months, Ed Yong, The Atlantic

America’s Patchwork Pandemic Is Fraying Even Further, Ed Yong, The Atlantic

Why the Coronavirus Is So Confusing, Ed Yong, The Atlantic

Our Pandemic Summer, Ed Yong, The Atlantic

How the Pandemic Will End, Ed Yong, The Atlantic

America Is Trapped in a Pandemic Spiral

As the U.S. heads toward the winter, the country is going round in circles, making the same conceptual errors that have plagued it since spring.

Ed Yong and Kyle Pope, editor and publisher of CJR, discuss why skepticism of the pandemic data, across the political spectrum













Ed Yong interviews Bill Gates at the Atlantic Festival April 23rd, 2020 




Alexis C. Madrigal is a staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology.

James Hamblin, M.D., is a staff writer at The Atlantic. He is also a lecturer at Yale School of Public Health and author of the forthcoming book Clean: The New Science of Skin.

Zeynep Tufekci  5 Pandemic Mistakes We Keep Repeating We can learn from our failures.

FEBRUARY 26, 2021

America Needs a COVID-19 Reckoning December 3rd, 2020  John R. Allen and Dr. William Haseltine 
Both parties wanted answers after 9/11. The pandemic has killed nearly 100 times more Americans.  

Now let us compare and contrast how certain media have dealt with — that is, spread or ignored — expertise. Some media have been wonderful. The Atlantic immediately put its excellent COVID coverage — for example this well-documented policy proposal from two renowned doctors and an ongoing project tracking how many Americans have the disease — outside its paywall. Some followed the example, making COVID coverage free; some haven’t. For God’s sake, if there were ever a moment when journalists should see reporting as a public good, if there were ever a moment when we should do everything we can to eradicate ignorance so we help eradicate this threat, this is it! Before you start poor-mouthing about tough times — which we all now share — know that it was The Atlantic’s decision to go outside its paywall that motivated me to subscribe. Sometimes doing good is its own reward; sometimes, there’s a bonus.

March 19, 2020 This Is How We Can Beat the Coronavirus IDEAS

Mitigation can buy us time, but only suppression can get us to where we need to be.

Aaron E. Carroll Professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine

Ashish Jha Professor of Global Health at Harvard University