Media organizations have repeatedly delayed asking their employees to return to the newsroom as new variants and infection surges have prolonged the COVID-19 pandemic. When the pandemic does finally subside, will newsrooms go back to operating the way they did before? Will remote work remain an option? And how can journalists rest assured that their offices are safe places to be?
To explore these questions and more, the Press Club of Long Island will host “The Post-COVID Newsroom,” a panel discussion via Zoom, on Thursday, January 20, at 7 p.m. with a union leader, a news executive and an infectious disease specialist. This event is free and open to the public.
The panelists are:
Moderating the discussion is Scott Brinton, a Press Club of Long Island past president and Long Island Journalism Hall of Fame inductee. Brinton is the executive editor of the 18-edition Herald Community Newspapers and an adjunct professor of journalism at Hofstra University. He has also freelanced for The New York Times and Newsday. At Hofstra, he is co-director of the High School Summer Journalism Institute, which focuses on increasing diversity in the media.