What Has Journalism Learned from the Pandemic?


CJR asked journalists for takeaways from all that nature hath wrought in the year of our Lord 2020:

Ed Yong
Staff science writer, The Atlantic
So much of a science journalist’s default mode is writing about individual studies and small, bite-size updates. This is basically what I’ve been doing for my entire career. The pandemic changed things—it was very clear from the start that this was a crisis of immense proportions, in its pace, in its stakes, that it demanded something different from our day-to-day work...

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