Editor & Publisher and Infragistics Bring Real-Time COVID-19 Visualization to Publishers

Infragistics, the leader in UI/UX and business intelligence solutions powering the world’s largest enterprise software applications, has partnered with Editor & Publisher magazine, the authoritative voice of news publishing, to bring a real-time view of daily COVID-19 death and infection rates across 223 countries to news publishers.

State COVID-19 vaccination plan map

Seyfarth Shaw's team of industry-leading employment attorneys has developed Seyfarth's State COVID-19 Vaccination Plan Map, which provides links on state vaccination plans, including executive summaries, full vaccine plans where available, and other updates and sources.

Top stories

CDC committee identifies workers in media and manufacturing as 'essential' for vaccine distribution

The CDC has placed members of the "Media" among "essential workers" in Phase 1c who should receive prioritized vaccines — after long-term care patients and frontline health care workers. In addition, newspaper production personnel should fall under Phase 1b with other "Manufacturing Workers."

COVID-19 Reporting and Resources Reach Tamazight-Speaking Population in Algeria

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of communicating vital, potentially life-saving, information has been paramount. Critically, this has meant reaching people that speak less commonly used …

How a COVID-19 Timeline Drove Subscriptions for the San Antonio Express-News

As the COVID-19 pandemic escalated across San Antonio and Texas and the United States, we found ourselves with a massive amount of stories, information, data, government announcements and changes in …
Best practices/Ideas

How California Newsrooms Teamed Up to Gather Pandemic Data

California data journalists have teamed up to gather and publish COVID-19 cases and deaths across the nation’s most populous state—and faster than the state’s official source. Eight …

Viewpoints

Journalism in the Age of Pandemics

How can journalists make their reporting on health crises more effective? What can newsrooms do to prepare for future emergencies? At a recent event, scientists, journalists, editors and science …

What Has Journalism Learned from the Pandemic?

CJR asked journalists for takeaways from all that nature hath wrought in the year of our Lord 2020:Ed YongStaff science writer, The AtlanticSo much of a science journalist’s default mode is …

Resources
Los Angeles Times Launches Spanish-Language Edition of Coronavirus in California Tracker
The Los Angeles Times is expanding its utility journalism offerings with the launch of a Spanish-language version of its digital coronavirus tracker, “El coronavirus en California.” …
Six Tips for Covering COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy
Americans’ enthusiasm towards COVID-19 vaccines is growing. In January, more than four in ten adults said that they’ll definitely get the vaccine when it’s available to them for …
How to Build Your Contact List During COVID-19
Networking is a must-have skill for any journalist. Having good contacts can help you nab stories, and get your foot in the door of a news organisation.But make no mistake networking is a skill; …
Toolkit Launched to Provide Media With Best Messaging Practices on COVID-19 Vaccine Education
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) today announced the launch of an online toolkit to help local journalists craft COVID-19 vaccine …
Journalists Serving Rural Areas: Your Audiences are the Most Reluctant to Get Vaccines
Let me start this column by reminding you that most Americans want the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. And the percentage of people who want the vaccine has grown a lot since last fall, before …
Content/Editorial

Insider Inc. has taken the FOMO out of its events on purpose.Over the past six months, Business Insider’s parent company has discarded its old conference-focused events strategy in favor of a …

The Washington Post today launched The Road to Recovery, a new section highlighting attempts to rebuild the nation’s economy, its communities and its spirit in the midst of the covid-19 …
In the face of a global pandemic, science and health fact-checking journalists are having their moment.Over the past two decades, political claims and widespread hoaxes and rumors have dominated …
Tech/Digital

Data voids on social networks are spreading misinformation and causing real world harm.Everyone needs access to credible information during a pandemic. Without it, people die.We are especially …

Facebook has prided itself on thorough moderation and removal of COVID-19 misinformation posted to its social network since March, but the company is now under fire for having failed to take action …
As the novel coronavirus began to make its way around the world earlier this year, an epidemic of online misinformation spread alongside it. Companies stepped up their moderation efforts — …
Revenue/Financial

Digital subscriptions have helped shape a stronger business for publishers. FIPP’s latest Global Digital Subscriptions Snapshot (Q3 2020) shows that subscriptions are serving to support …

Newsrooms across the African continent have been battered by the coronavirus pandemic, with close to 1,000 media workers having lost their jobs in South Africa alone. While the knock-on effects of …
Fox News Media expects to cut less than 3% of its overall staff as the unit, the financial engine of parent Fox Corporation, works to make its operations more efficient after a period of …
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What Journalists Need to Know
Links to stories that help you know how to work from home, story ideas and how to stay healthy. Have a link you'd like to share?  Send it to cdurham@newspapers.org
Chicago's Metro Dailies Take Different Approaches to Exposure
Even as the COVID-19 pandemic brings shocking cultural and economic developments on a daily, if not hourly, basis, the week of March 9 was a particularly jarring one for Chicagoans. At the Chicago Sun-Times, the reaction was to try going remote for a day on March 12, with nearly all newsroom employees working from home. But at the rival Chicago Tribune, the challenge wasn’t a test. The possibility that its employees had encountered a person infected with COVID-19 was very real.
In U.S. Epicenter for COVID-19, Seattle Times Empties its Newsroom
In the corner of the United States hit hardest by COVID-19, The Seattle Times newsroom is vacant.
The Pilot: 'We Exist for Moments Like This'
“In turbulent times like these, our community looks to The Pilot and its publications to provide accurate information and a steady dose of normalcy," David Woronoff, publisher of The Pilot, in Southern Pines, North Carolina, wrote in a memo to all employees last week. "Thank you all for staying calm and focused on your work, as it’s very easy to get distracted.”

While the next few weeks might be challenging in everyone’s professional and personal lives, he wrote about the importance of the work that the staff does.

“In order to best serve our communities, we must continue to publish our newspaper, newsletters, websites and magazines without interruption. You are crucial to making that happen,” he said.
Strict Social Distancing is Rigorously Enforced in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette
In addition to the deep cleaning and practicing for remote operations, the newspapers in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette are rigorously enforcing a policy of “social distancing.”
HR

The Washington Post‘s offices will remain closed until after Labor Day, Post publisher Fred Ryan told employees in a memo Thursday. The Post sent employees home March 11, and at the time, Ryan writes, “we thought it would be a matter of a few …

Tribune Publishing and the Chicago Tribune Guild agreed Wednesday to a three-week furlough for all unionized newsroom employees making $40,000 or more as a cost-saving measure during the COVID-19 pandemic. The furloughs will be taken in one-week …
BuzzFeed, still hoping to avoid layoffs during the economic downturn caused by COVID-19, will furlough 68 staffers without pay starting next week through mid-August. Among other cost-cutting steps, the digital-media firm also will extend previously …
Vice Media is pushing back at a report Tuesday in The Wall Street Journal that said Vice Media Group has a plan for "substantial layoffs" at its company websites amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Journal obtained what it described as "a planning …
Government

The number of positive COVID-19 tests out of the White House are now starting to pile up. More than a dozen that President Trump has been around in the past week or so have now tested positive for …

The frustration was visible on Chris Wallace’s face when he told his “Fox News Sunday” viewers that the only person he could get to talk about the status of President Trump’s …
The surfeit of misinformation online during the pandemic has prompted some governments to implement extraordinary measures in an attempt to establish control amid the chaos. Criminalizing the …
Health/Medical

When it comes to reporting on the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines, context is everything.As millions of doses are injected into the arms of people around the world, adverse events are inevitable, …

Local health officials are turning to online services like Eventbrite to improvise distribution schemes for the COVID-19 vaccine in the absence of federal support or a national plan. Why it …
The National Press Photographers Association filed a request with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee of Immunization Practices asking “that journalists …
When the coronavirus death toll in the United States passed 200,000 on Tuesday, matching projections made by White House experts this spring, many of the right-wing media personalities who had mocked …
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