Credible media vital in the fight against Covid-19 and fake news

As the coronavirus continues its relentless march across the world, newsrooms have been working overtime to keep the communities updated.

Amid the welter of information swirling about on social media, professional newsrooms, which have long invested in building expertise, have been meeting the public’s hunger for objective reporting. These have also helped inoculate communities against that other virus that is on the rampage — fake news — which is sowing anxiety and confusion and undermining the public’s trust in information.