Your knowledge will be of great value at this time. Others will call upon you for support.
News comes in a few different varieties: facts, analysis, and opinion. Facts are crucial, and you need to have all of them in order to make good decisions. Analysis is helpful, especially if someone has presented an insightful overview of the facts. The last one, opinion, is the least helpful, because it's always tainted by that person's ideology and personal beliefs, and often excludes important facts. This is a time when facts will be important and professional analysis will assist you. Avoid the opinions, though, as they'll just cloud your judgement.
Don't react angrily or wearily to negative feedback; reflect upon it and be honest about whether or not it has some merit.