Video of online discussion about COVID-19

A panel of media professionals discussed the pandemic’s impact on news organizations and journalists during an hourlong online event hosted by SPJ Virginia Pro on May 27.

The discussion was moderated by Marisa Porto, executive in residence at Hampton University, former publisher and editor-in-chief for the Daily Press Media Group and co-host of We Virginians, a video series about Virginia public policy in a post-pandemic world. The panelists included:

Besides the links above, here is other content related to the discussion:

A Roanoke Times column about the Virginia Is For Journalists Relief Fund

A Poynter.org story about the Greene County Record: “How this two-woman weekly is covering the coronavirus”

A video of NBC12’s empty newsroom — and how the station has changed its work routine during the pandemic

A discussion about “the perilous state of the newspaper industry” at the national level, by The News Project