Friday August 14, 2020

Lessons for the media in an era of uncertainty

As Ireland emerges from the crisis, the effects of the coronavirus on media operations will remain for some time

28th June, 2020
Paul Mescal as Connell in hit TV series Normal People: One journalist joked that the real tragedy of the story was the uncertainty of the GAA club championship calendar

The minutes and hours seem to drag out endlessly under lockdown. Suddenly it’s the end of June and the year is half gone. It’s time to take stock.

Since March there’s been only one show in town. It is microscopic, probably imported from China and has dominated the news cycle like no other. The coronavirus is top of the agenda at every editorial meeting in every news organisation. On many days,...

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