As the COVID-19 restrictions continue, normalcy remains months (or more) away. Mainstream media continues to cover the pandemic and its effects on world health and economy, but verticals like automotive and tech are mostly back to their typical content streams.
Last year, before the pandemic started, I penned “Grief: The Silent Obstacle.” The blog reviewed five recommendations on ways to engage with empathy and compassion when a colleague returns to work from bereavement. COVID-19 is causing a different kind of grief, and I’m witnessing many of the same lessons applying to this situation.
Since the beginning of March, the mainstream news cycle has almost exclusively turned toward covering the global COVID-19 pandemic. Is there still an appetite for “normal” content among journalists and readers during such a historical event?