Media Policy and the Reality of Journalism: Some Conclusions on Media Resilience in a Pandemic

Arūnas BRAZAUSKAS and Andrius VAIŠNYS (Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania)

The presentation deals with data from a survey of the regional mass media conducted by the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania. This 2021 survey and interviews with the chosen editors brought to light various economic and management measures undertaken by editors’ offices in order to function during the COVID-19 pandemic. Representatives of editors’ offices were also interviewed about a broader context of the operation and persistence of mass media: public support (the Press, Radio, and Television Support Foundation), transition to digital media, and expectations with regard to journalists.