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“Nothing is going to be the same as before. It’s hard to think about the long term right now, but this has been a starting point to try new things.”
“The Globe’s commitment to covering the coronavirus pandemic continues unabated, as today’s paper and website make plain, but we thought a bit of a diversion might also be welcome.”
“Grownups, we have our various coping mechanisms and ways of processing this strange new reality. We have our Zoom calls and our alcohol and our memes. The kids don’t have those tools.”
“We used to say trustworthy information is important to democracy. And now we should say trustworthy local information is a matter of life and death.”
At a time of almost constantly changing news, what are the obligations of journalists to make it clear that their information is provisional?
The joint Guardian–Kaiser Health News project also wants to include other hospital staff, home health aides, and nursing home workers. “This data set is the first of its kind in its comprehensiveness, and it’s not tracked anywhere else.”
“There’s still a huge lack of widespread daily coverage focused on the ways in which the disease and pandemic are disproportionately impacting the black community.”
Plus: Spotify promotes hosts like musicians, live shows pivot to streaming, and Planet Money covers yet another giant pool of money.
Audience numbers now look more like a standard busy news week than a global pandemic that’s captured the world’s attention. Coronavirus news fatigue has set in.
The newsrooms that will thrive in a post-COVID-19 world will be the ones that embrace the shift to distributed teams. Here’s a guide how.