ISSUE 4 – Emily Maitlis Shocks Journalism World With…Journalism

Emily Maitlis of BBC Newsnight

“The language around Covid-19 has sometimes felt trite and misleading. You do not survive the illness through fortitude or strength of character, whatever the Prime Minister’s colleagues will tell us.”

So said Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis in an opening monologue[1] that went viral and saw the presenter praised for her “frank takedown of the language used to talk about coronavirus”[2], her “powerful”[3] and “extraordinary”[4] intervention.

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