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How COVID-19 Has Impacted Print Media [News and Social Media Analysis]

How COVID-19 Has Impacted Print Media [News and Social Media Analysis]

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The impact of COVID-19 this year has been felt in South Africa across multiple industries. From hospitality and tourism, the shift to online education and employment, people around the world have seen how COVID-19 has changed what once was normal.

22.07.2020 – COVID-19 also highlighted the need for change in certain sectors, and all things online and digital have been accelerated throughout the pandemic. One such sector to have experienced this rapid change is the media industry. With a number of publications announcing closures or a move to digital, Meltwater, the global leader in media monitoring, tracked and analysed news and social media to explore the impact that COVID-19 has had on this particular industry. The answer, the data seems to indicate, is not the end of print media, but rather, a “new normal” for the media industry.

Global Heat Map of News Media Mentions on ‘Vogue Italia’ between 1 and 30 April 2020.

You can read Meltwater's complete press release in the attached PDF below:




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Michael Spinner-Just


2020-07-23 10:25

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