An Era of Creative Destruction?

The Future of Work in Media

27 April 2020

Martin Ehl

Senior Associate

COVID-19 when seen as the successor of the 2008-09 financial crisis might destroy the media as we know them up until now.

Being old enough to remember manual typesetting and young enough to use a mobile phone as notebook, camera and a recorder at once, I wonder what the present situation with COVID-19 will bring to the media industry in Central Europe.

The experience of the 2008-09 financial crisis brings caution, whereas the online world a glimpse of hope.

A bumpy and interesting journey

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The journalism and media industry in this region has gone through a bumpy and interesting journey during the last thirty years. It started as a boom of independent media in the early 1990s, consolidation later on in the hands of mostly foreign owners who have brought capital and know-how, the financial crisis has sped up the process of sell-off to the hands of domestic private owners.

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Martin Ehl

Senior Associate

Visegrad Insight Senior Associate. Martin Ehl is the Chief Analyst at Hospodářské noviny (Economic daily)

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