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Is journalism another casualty of COVID 19?
Damian Radcliffe & Will Church of the Thomson Reuters Foundation
explain The Impact of COVID-19 on Journalism in Emerging Economies and the Global South, at an FPA Zoom, podcast on Youtube and Facebook and with the report and transcript available below.
Professor Damian Radcliffe and Will Church, Head of Journalism and Media Programmes at Thomson Reuters Foundation joined Ian Williams of the Foreign Press Association to expand on their report which investigates the effects of COVID-19 on journalists and journalism in Emerging Economies and the Global South.
Professor Damian Radcliffe reflects on how journalists and the nature of journalism has been effected by the pandemic which has contributed to the rise of fake news stories and evoked a surge of threats against the media in emerging economies.
Will Church provides context on the work of Thomson Reuters Foundation to educate and train journalists in emerging economies and highlights the research process of the report which involved the participation of alumni from Thomson Reuter Foundation's journalism training programmes spanning 26 countries. The contributors shared their own experiences to illustrate the reality of journalism outside of North America and Western Europe.