From the climate crisis to Covid-19: can journalism focus on the stories that matter? | Mark Hertsgaard and Kyle Pope

Newsrooms should know: the disaster is here. It is raging now. Our job is to cover it with the urgency it deservesTo hear many journalists tell it, the spring of 2020 has brought a series of extraordinary revelations. Look at what the nation has learned: that our healthcare system was not remotely up to the challenge of a deadly pandemic. That our economic safety net was largely non-existent. That our vulnerability to disease and death was directly tied to our race and where we live. That our political leadership sowed misinformation that left people dead. That systemic racism and the… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jul/01/climate-crisis-covid-19-journalism-newsrooms

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