The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about unprecedented disruptions to the lives of journalists and media professionals. Beyond the difficulties faced in efforts to cover the crisis safely, with consideration for journalists’ mental and physical health, they also must deal with the severe financial uncertainty caused by the crisis which threatens the very existence of major news organisations. Despite the fact that news organisations have seen a major increase in traffic and news consumption as people attempt to understand the pandemic, journalism’s financial situation is growing increasingly more precarious.
Scores of news and media development organisations have developed and compiled valuable resources to help cover the pandemic, and many have provided advice on how to keep media businesses afloat, such as the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) who hosted a webinar on strategies for financial survival.
Anonymous, "FUNDING AND SUSTAINABILITY MEASURES TO SUPPORT MEDIA IN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC", contributed by hawi rapudo, Research Data Share, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 13 May 2020, accessed 19 August 2022. https://www.researchdatashare.org/content/funding-and-sustainability-measures-support-media-covid-19-pandemic