Media Roundtable: The COVID-19 Crisis In Iran - US Media Outlets Face Layoffs, Furloughs & Closures | KALW

Media Roundtable: The COVID-19 Crisis In Iran - US Media Outlets Face Layoffs, Furloughs & Closures

Apr 17, 2020


 

On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we're discussing the COVID-19 outbreak in Iran, which continues to be the worst hit country in the Middle East. The virus has infected more than 76,000 people in Iran. More than 4,800 have died.

 

We'll also discuss the impact of COVID-19 on journalism. According to The New York Times, more than 28,000 journalists have taken pay cuts or have been laid off or furloughed. 

 

Guests:

Farnaz Fassihi,  award winning writer for The New York Times

 

Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, reporter for the San Francisco Examiner

Kristen Hare, reporter covering local news for Poynter

 

Web Resources:

 

The New York Times, Farnaz Fassihi: Iran’s Coronavirus Response: Pride, Paranoia, Secrecy, Chaos

The Washington Post, Kareem Fahim and Dalton Bennett: Rare voices from Iran’s epic coronavirus outbreak tell of stumbling government, deluged hospitals

The San Francisco Examiner, Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez: Bay Area transit’s financial future hinges on $780 million emergency aid vote

Poynter, Kristen Hare: Here are the newsroom layoffs, furloughs and closures caused by the coronavirus

The NY Times, Marc Tracy: News Media Outlets Have Been Ravaged by the Pandemic