current media industry

Peruse the sampling of articles that lend perspectives to the ways in which specific media companies/industries are dealing with the current world COVID-19 pandemic. Choose an article to review. What perspectives can YOU provide on the topic of media employment, leadership decisions, or economic forces that drive decision-making in these uncertain times? Do you agree with the decisions made by owners, workers or other agencies mentioned in the articles?

1.Pew Research Center –

“8 charts on internet use around the world as countries grapple with COVID-19” by Shannon Schumacher and Nicholas Kent, April 2, 2020

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/04/02/8-charts-on-internet-use-around-the-world-as-countries-grapple-with-covid-19/ (Links to an external site.)

2.Nieman Lab

“Newsonomics: Poison pill swallowed, what’s next for reeling Gannett?” by Ken Doctor, April 8, 2020

https://www.niemanlab.org/2020/04/newsonomics-poison-pill-swallowed-whats-next-for-reeling-gannett/?utm_source=Weekly+Lab+email+list&utm_campaign=0017e038ec-weeklylabemail&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8a261fca99-0017e038ec-395895993 (Links to an external site.)

3.Poynter

“Many news organizations will cast aside historic taboos and apply for federal money. Will they need a whole new set of ethics?” by Kelly McBride and Rick Edmonds, April 3, 2020

https://www.poynter.org/ethics-trust/2020/many-news-organizations-will-apply-for-federal-money-is-this-the-first-step-to-government-support-for-local-news/?utm_source=Pew+Research+Center&utm_campaign=2df3f61076-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_04_06_01_28&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3e953b9b70-2df3f61076-400750333 (Links to an external site.)

4.Journalist’s Resource

The inequity of telework: 5 studies you should know about” by Clark Merrefield, March 12, 2020

[In the link below, several studies reveal information about inequities that exist among diverse populations. While you do not need to read every study, you should pay particular attention to Clark Merrefield’s introductory background on “The inequity of telework”(2020) ; and “Digital inequities and why they matter”(2015).]

https://journalistsresource.org/studies/economics/workers/telework-telecommuting-inequality-research-coronavirus/ (Links to an external site.)