As the closure of a multitude of businesses swept the nation in recent weeks, essential services, like news organizations, remained open. The COVID-19 Pandemic hasn’t stopped journalists from providing news coverage for people at home.
Global News Assignment Editor Ted Field explained why they need to continue telling stories.
“You want to make sure that within a democracy there are multiple voices, so people aren’t depending on a strange website from someplace. This’ll be a struggle because the media is a fragile system system in terms of democracy. It’s important to make sure people can get out and tell the story. They need to be able to gather information from the people that have it and disseminate it to the public.” – Ted Field, Global News Assignment Editor
Field added that one of the current challenges facing journalists is finding answers to the tough questions people are asking.