A Pandemic Pivot

Many members of the Internews Health Journalism Network have struggled throughout the pandemic. While reporting needs on the COVID-19 pandemic increased – as people everywhere tried to make sense of this global calamity – advertising revenues went down and periodic lockdowns restricted access to stories for journalists. Not to mention the fact that journalists themselves have become infected with the virus because of the risks they took in attempting to report the news and stay on top of a fast moving story that has affected every aspect of our lives for the past 18 months. In this short video, HJN member Muralikrishnan Chinnadurai, Founder and Director of Muralikrishnan Chinnadurai Mediacorp in Chennai, India, shares how he navigated the pandemic and what he decided to do with his media company.