J-Lab Episode 21: Reporting the care homes crisis, with Nick Martin of Sky News


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Nick Martin of Sky News was one of the first journalists to report the coronavirus crisis inside care homes. His reporting was eventually praised by health secretary Matt Hancock, who promised to increase access to testing and send more PPE to care homes. In this episode of the J-Lab podcast, Nick – who began his career on the Whitley Bay Guardan, Newcastle Chronicle, Journal and Sunderland Echo – explains the background to his reporting and how the tragic story unfolded. You can watch Nick's reports here: https://news.sky.com/video/care-home-nurse-we-havent-even-got-to-our-worst-point-11972092 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xVeRwX5v9U https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL4UsvwOa8g This podcast is brought to you by the Civic Journalism Lab, supported by Newcastle University.

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