The COVID-19 virus continues to affect the lives of Americans in unprecedented ways not least of which is how news content is consumed. In this episode of On The Frontline, we talk with NBC News Correspondent Susan McGinnis about how she’s coping in this extraordinary time.
For the first time in Susan’s career she’s grappling with covering stories remotely. Each day, Susan works with colleagues on capturing and disseminating the most critical pieces of information from the daily White House Press Conference. She does so, not from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue or even Washington DC, but from her Northern Virginia home within her bedroom, with help from her resident IT staff (husband and son) utilizing household electronics including the family karaoke microphone.
The conversation then turns towards how journalism as a whole could be altered following this pandemic as news agencies adapt to new technology with a renewed focus on remote equipment and video-based interviews.