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October 14. Journalism and COVID-19: Impact of the Global Pandemic

The world is confronted with a major global pandemic, impacting all facets of society and the economy. This webinar evaluates how the global pandemic is affecting the journalism industry. Across news and media outlets, workers are facing layoffs, positions are being reduced, and publications are folding. Beyond job security, threats and attacks on journalists in the face of the pandemic, such as verbal attacks and police harassment, have intensified and compromised the safety of journalists during COVID-19.

To address these concerns, speakers from across the world discuss the potential short- and long-term implications of COVID-19’s effect on journalism and the media. This event  includes an overview of how the pandemic has shifted the journalism industry and what the future of journalism might entail.

  • Damian Radcliffe│ Carolyn S. Chambers Professor of Journalism and Professor of Practice │ University of Oregon │ Oregon, USA
  • Parvathi Benu│ Senior Reporter and Sub Editor│ The New Indian Express│ Kerala, India U.S. State Department Fellows Exchange Alumnus, Fall 2019
  • Sarah Scire│ Staff Writer for Nieman Lab│ Nieman Foundation for Journalism │ New York, USA
  • Sher Ali Khalti│ Staff Reporter│ The News│ Lahore, Pakistan
  • Fatima Bahja│ Researcher & Coordinator, New Initiatives │ International Center for Journalists│ Washington, DC, USA

This event is co-organized by Digital Communication Network SouthEast Europe Hub (DCN SEE) and World Learning and is part of DCNSEE’s Ideas in Action – Digital Engagement, a series of virtual events launched in the context of the COVID-19 crisis. DCNSEE is supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Citizen Exchanges. This global event was designed and arranged with support from the South-Central Asia Alumni Network of the State Department exchange program Professional Fellows, implemented by World Learning.

DCN SOUTHEAST EUROPE HUB is a consortium of Aristotle University, Digital Communication Network, non-profits, public and private organizations and companies involved in the fields of digital communication, social impact campaigns, technology, and innovation. It is a unique, interdisciplinary coalition tapping into the best talent and resources across Europe.