How Covid-19 Threatens Independent Journalism
‘How Covid-19 Threatens Independent Journalism’ an article by Open Society Foundations.
"Since the pandemic took hold on a global scale, in early 2020, news sites have seen an unprecedented surge in visits. Many news sites have self-consciously taken a proactive role in protecting the public by countering disinformation about the virus.
Some political leaders, meanwhile—desperate for a scapegoat to excuse, in many cases, their own failures to respond adequately to the pandemic—have attacked journalists who report truthfully about the spread of COVID-19, cynically accusing them of filing stories only intended to score political points."