Journalism has a health condition and it is not COVID

Journalism has a health condition and it is not COVID

Journalists are suffering mental health consequences from covering Covid-19. Most journalists reported at least one negative emotional or psychological reaction as a result of the pandemic. Nearly three quarters (70 percent) said the emotional and psychological impacts of dealing with covid-19 were the most difficult part of their work. For journalists covering the Covid-19 pandemic and its aftermath, the signature challenge is burnout and unremitting stress for a long period. Separating work from the rest of our lives has become difficult during the pandemic.


Article published in EMPOWERed While Working blog in May 3th 2021

Maria Miret @periodistia is an international freelance journalist covering health issues and Communications Officer of EMPOWER project. She has created the “Broken souls” project about journalism and mental health.



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