Poynter: As the U.S. prepares for its ‘hardest moment’ yet, a look at how we got here and the media’s role in the coronavirus pandemic

Poynter: As the U.S. prepares for its ‘hardest moment’ yet, a look at how we got here and the media’s role in the coronavirus pandemic. “There appears to be a struggle now because of mistakes made in the past. Which means any mistakes made right now could hurt the future. And that makes the media’s role all the more critical right now: to hold the powerful to account, while being sure to produce the most reliable information based on facts and science. So that’s where I’ll start with today’s newsletter — looking at how we got here and the media’s role in this crisis.”