The coronavirus pandemic has been tough on journalists. It is a sad and negative topic to keep reporting on. It is also a lonely time. Lots of us are in constant Zoom meetings but in-person, meaningful interactions are rare.
Decades of newsroom culture have also reinforced the message that it is ‘not cool to talk about your feelings’, that it is part of the job to ‘put up and shut up’. However, when journalists are not well they cannot properly tell the stories that matter to their readers and viewers.
Experts from Sky News, Reuters, Reach Plc and the Ethical Journalism Network share practical tips around taking care of our colleagues and ourselves when we are feeling low.