Challenges Faced by Journalists During Lockdown in COVID-19 Pandemic
Keywords:Media challenges, Mental health, Job overexertion, Health reporting, COVID-19 lockdown
The purpose of this research paper is to identify and describe the challenges that have occurred in the journalistic profession during the COVID-19 pandemic. The journalism industry is in disarray due to COVID-19, as it has become a bridge between people while also making life difficult for reporters who cover the front lines. The media has been working nonstop, reporting and spreading information to the public, keeping the populace informed about the affliction and the thickness and thinness of the nation. Journalists are among those most negatively impacted by this service, as they are unable to stop the virus from entering their bodies after exposure. Research methods: quantitative research was conducted on a sample of 62 media journalists operating in different Indian media organizations. Results and conclusions: the pandemic has caused significant changes in the journalism industry. The most important of them concerned the building and maintenance of relations with their family; also, the pandemic has impacted their mental health.