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Scotland: ‘Accurate and accessible reporting never more important’

https://www.theguardian.com/membership/2020/oct/14/scotland-reporting-inside-guardian-covid-sturgeon

The Guardian’s Scotland correspondent reflects on the lessons and challenges of covering the coronavirus pandemic at a time when cases – and distrust in the media – continue to surge

Here are three snapshots from these past six months reporting on the coronavirus pandemic from Scotland.

April A few weeks into lockdown, I am waiting to be called on at the first minister’s daily briefing when a fellow journalist asks a question about the longevity of these restrictions: could family gatherings over the festive season be affected? Nicola Sturgeon responds, patiently: “No, Christmas is not going to be cancelled.” I struggle to stop my bottom lip wobbling before my question comes round.

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