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‘Business journalism a potent tool for telling stories of COVID-19 survival’

‘Business journalism a potent tool for telling stories of COVID-19 survival’

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BUSINESS JOURNALISM is not just about reporting profits and number crunching but is also about telling the stories of the people hardest hit by the pandemic, business journalists said. Stories on pandemic response, the agriculture and labor sector, economic legislation, and election are best told by business journalists because they look at a broader context, Business Mirror editor-in-chief Lourdes Fernandez said. “From the get-go or the first quarter of 2020 with the pandemic reach Philippine shores, even the most seasoned science health journalists realized that telling the COVID-19 response story needed to be told as a business story,” Fernandez said during the ‘Beyond the Numbers: Understanding Business Journalism’ webinar held last Sept. 17. She cited a story by reporter ...