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“It is unbelievably complicated to find out what happens in these meetings, even though all the information is online.”
Anam Khan first started the NewsRun to help other Pakistanis living abroad keep up with the news, but quickly found that people back home needed her to make sense of what’s happening in the country, too.
Plus: Life in a news desert, how journalists forge a digital self on social media, and online harassment of journalists as “mob censorship.”
“On Google, searching for ‘coronavirus facts’ gives you a full overview of official statistics and visualizations. That’s not the case for ‘coronavirus truth.'”
“We are launching a global survey today to track and assess the impacts of the pandemic on journalism worldwide, and to help reimagine its future.”
News products that the Journal built to highlight its election coverage to occasional readers are being repurposed for coronavirus coverage.
The newspaper hopes to broaden their audience for politics coverage with a thrice-weekly newsletter for readers who feel overwhelmed by the unending news cycle.