Comparing News Coverage Of Media Industry Unemployment With Rise In "Opening Up" Coverage

The journalism world in the US has been hit hard by the economic damage from shutting down the economy to flatten the Covid-19 curve. News outlets of all sizes and across the entire country have been shedding jobsfurloughing staff and even closing entirely in the face of decimated advertising revenue. At the same time, domestic media outlets have been highly supportive of the economic contraction as a necessary consequence of "flattening the curve."

Yet, in recent weeks the media bulwark has been fracturing, as coverage shifts from uniform emphasis on curve flattening to a surge in coverage of the steps necessary to reopen the economy.

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