In 14 years of The Listening Post, there has never been a story like the COVID-19 pandemic.
The number of people infected, the number of countries affected, and the amount of coverage the story attracted - all were unprecedented. We led with coverage of the pandemic for 12 straight weeks. We have never come close to that with any other story.
On this special edition of our programme, we look back at how the pandemic story grew - moving from country to country, and exposing the failings of various governments and their leaders. So many societal issues have been raised in the process, ranging from public health to personal privacy.
You will also see how our programme had to adapt to life under lockdown - and the way journalists everywhere did - to stay safe.
With the first of the vaccines just being rolled out and so many countries feeling the effects of a second wave, the pandemic remains the biggest news story on the planet. Prepare for more cases, more coverage and more examination of the way the COVID-19 is reported, here at The Listening Post.
Mary Hui - Reporter, Quartz
Katrina Yu - China correspondent, Al Jazeera English
Muyi Xiao - Visual editor, China File
Maria Repnikova - Assistant professor, Georgia State University
Charles Seife - Professor of health journalism, New York University
Kayla Gogarty - Senior researcher, Media Matters for America
Joanne Kenen - Executive health care editor, Politico
Albert Fox Cahn - Surveillance Technology Oversight Project
Michael Birnhack - Professor of law, University of Tel Aviv
Jon Allsop - Writer, Columbia Journalism Review newsletter
Maggie Koerth - Senior science reporter, FiveThirtyEight
John Ioannidis - Professor, Stanford University
John Allen Paulos - Professor of mathematics, Temple University
Phil Booth - Coordinator, MedConfidential
Cori Crider – Director, Foxglove
Andrew Fishman - Managing editor, The Intercept Brasil
Leonardo Custódio - Postdoctoral researcher, Åbo Akademi University
Barkha Dutt - Editor, Mojo
Arfa Khanum Sherwani - Senior editor, The Wire
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