Virulent virus. Typhoons. Unemployment. Sorry to start this with such negativity, but I just want it out of the way so I can tell you the good news: Christmas is still coming.
If you’re looking for a means to earn income these pandemic days, try testing more than half the population of the world (almost 4 billion) – that’s how big your potential market is if you create at least one online course today. And that’s just people who are currently using social media, according to the Digital 2020 July Global Statshot report of We Are Social and Hootsuite. That’s almost the same number of Internet users around the world today, which stands at 4.57 billion, and growing.
That just about sums up what has been happening to Philippine media since this pandemic happened. Philippine Daily Inquirer editor Pam Pastor, journalist and author Lala Rimando and GMA Network’s Alwyn Alburo shared how the pandemic has been affecting journalism, and how it can be attenuated, during the first ever webversation entitled “Executive Series: The New Media Landscape” hosted by PR firm, WSP Inc.
For many, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a baptism of fire; a baptism into the churches of survival, resilience, and patience. It brought unprecedented times for both businesses and individuals, forcing almost everything and everyone to manage all aspects of living from a single base—home.
Parents and students could use this bit of good news, whether they have decided to enroll for the coming schoolyear or not. A Facebook Page that goes by the name Teacher Beia has been sharing links to education materials for free.