Stefanie Friedhoff is special projects manager at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard and the editor of this guide. She is also a freelance journalist and science writer for U.S. and European media such as Time (U.S.), Sueddeutsche Zeitung and Folio/Neue Zuercher Zeitung. Friedhoff started a career as a freelance correspondent based in Cambridge, Mass., in 1998. Previously, she worked for BZ, Berlin’s largest daily newspaper, where she was news editor and editor of the Sunday magazine. She was a 2001 Nieman Fellow and organized a number of educational workshops and conferences for the foundation before joining the staff part time in 2006.

Friedhoff authored and organized the December 2006 conference “The Next Big Health Crisis—And How To Cover It,” which brought to light many questions about the role of and challenges for journalists in a pandemic and led to the creation of this guide.