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Discussion

Media and the Corona Crisis

Resilience and Adaptation: Media and the Corona Crisis

Journalism and the media play an indispensable role in democracies – especially in times of crisis. How can journalists keep the public informed about the world around them in the midst of a lock-down and with social distancing in place? How can they gather information for their reporting and opinion pieces? And, how does one ensure that alternative facts do not masquerade as opinion? Joining us to discuss the challenges facing the media in Europe and the United States during the pandemic are two editorial page editors.

Sewell Chan (ACG Young Leader) is the editorial page editor of the LA Times

Anna Sauerbrey (2018 ACG Kellen Fellow) is the editorial page editor of the Berlin daily Der Tagesspiegel


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Sewell Chan oversees the editorial board and the Op-Ed and Sunday Opinion pages of the Los Angeles Times. He was named to the position in April 2020. He previously served as a deputy managing editor, overseeing foreign and national news coverage; the front page; the Data and Graphics Department; the multiplatform copy desks; newsletters; and the editorial libr

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