As the pandemic cuts a swathe through newsrooms, communities will count the toll

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Rarely has it been more important for communities to have trusted, reliable news sources.

 

Yet the COVID-19 pandemic is threatening the viability of many media organisations, leading to closures and journalism job losses, as well as calls for government intervention, reports Saffron Howden, a journalist, editor and media literacy advocate.

 

The impact is likely to be especially profound for rural, remote and regional communities, whose needs are not always well reflected by metropolitan-based media outlets.

 

https://croakey.org/as-the-pandemic-cuts-a-swathe-through-newsrooms-communities-will-count-the-toll/

Period30 Mar 2020

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  • TitleAs the pandemic cuts a swathe through newsrooms, communities will count the toll
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletCroakey.blog
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size600 words
    CountryAustralia
    Date30/03/20
    DescriptionRarely has it been more important for communities to have trusted, reliable news sources.

    Yet the COVID-19 pandemic is threatening the viability of many media organisations, leading to closures and journalism job losses, as well as calls for government intervention, reports Saffron Howden, a journalist, editor and media literacy advocate.

    The impact is likely to be especially profound for rural, remote and regional communities, whose needs are not always well reflected by metropolitan-based media outlets.
    Producer/AuthorSaffron Howden, Melissa Sweet
    PersonsCaroline Fisher