On a grim day for digital journalists, with hundreds of layoffs announced, we wanted to call attention to the Tow Center’s efforts to document the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on journalism worldwide and urge you to take a minute to complete their survey. As the authors write,
Our independent survey aims to help direct responses to the areas of greatest need. It is the first work of the Journalism and the Pandemic Project — a research partnership between the International Center For Journalists (ICFJ) and the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. Leading a team of highly experienced journalists and academic researchers, our goal is to understand the scale of the crisis for journalism, so that we can collaboratively inform the recovery. To do that, we need news outlets, reporters, editors and other media workers around the globe to actively participate.