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'New norms' for investigative journalism in times of pandemic

Alyaa Alhadjri

Published
Modified 4 May 2021, 1:59 am

The past year since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, has seen many new norms formulated to address both expected and unexpected impacts of the global health crisis.

Amid a backdrop of restricted access to information, the media as an industry has also changed in order to survive, although journalism practitioners still hold on to basic guiding principles and ethics of the craft.

As newsrooms shrink in size, there is a growing demand for journalists to step up and battle against what has been dubbed as an “infodemic” of equal concern, targeting vulnerable minds beyond those deemed to be in high-risk categories.

More than timely reporting of facts and figures, investigative journalism has played a key role to uncover issues that may otherwise be ignored.

University of Nottingham Malaysia media professor Zaharom Nain said the battle in newsrooms goes beyond the issue of... 

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