EDITORIAL | In the new order, who’s watching out for the watchdogs?
As Covid-19 hits ever closer to home, the media’s role is more personal, and necessary, than ever
Being a journalist always meant following straightforward rules. Be fair and balanced, be honest, be the eyes and ears of the public and give them a voice when they have none. Hold those in power to account.
We also to had to keep our distance – our presence, other than a byline, should be out of the public eye, so the story we are telling is not ours, but belongs to the people we write about.
But the pandemic ravaging our country is changing a lot of where we as journalists position ourselves in that story...