Thursday April 9, 2020

Virus shutdown shows us a new way of making media content

In the face of the coronavirus, media outlets have to improvise in order to survive and thrive

22nd March, 2020
Claire Byrne, suffering from symptoms, hosted part of her TV show from a shed at the end of her garden

I wrote recently that the first victim of Covid-19 would be the slow news day. Little did I know. Editorial meetings are now almost exclusively devoted to the virus and its impact. There is no need to ask a journalist for new leads: it’s simply which aspect of the coronavirus story they intend covering.

Across media, all serious journalism is about the pandemic. Who can blame the outlets? The story leaks from every...

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