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Most journalists have now swapped their newsroom for their living room because of coronavirus lockdown measures.

For journalism students, they find themselves in the unusual situation of having lots of time on their hands, but also no doubt concerned about how the situation will affect their studies.

In a thread on Twitter, Paul Bradshaw, course leader, MA Data Journalism and MA Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism, Birmingham City University offered twenty pieces of advice for students during the pandemic.

"If you cannot interview [orally] then take steps to counter the drawbacks of interviewing via email or messages via social media. Ensure you ask follow-up questions, be prepared to ask them to expand on points/provide more detail, ask them for images/video," he advised.

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