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Amid coronavirus-fueled global fear and uncertainty, people want to know what they can do to ensure they are safe. Solid reporting on what is working, from rapid testing to quarantine strategies, helps provide crucial information to individuals, … more
Narrative journalism and investigative journalism have their own protocols and methods, but so does explanatory journalism. Though not named as such, explainers are as old as the journalism hills. That style of reporting gained a name and momentum … more
The first step in retaining the customers being acquired now is to make sure you’re asking the right questions. “You have to ask yourself good questions about what’s going on,” said Robbie Kellman Baxter, subscriptions expert and author … more
The role of news media companies in the pandemic has been clear from the state: People need factual and helpful information. Yet that is not what they are always getting—or even seeking. The COVID epidemic has been accompanied by what the World … more
The coronavirus situation has led to a spike in attention to news. Although attention to national and international news has fallen back to pre-coronavirus levels in recent weeks, attention to local news, though also down, remains higher than before … more
Futurist, author, and strategy advisor Ross Dawson kicked off the first module of INMA’s Virtual World Congress on Tuesday, “Where News Media Goes Next After COVID-19,” telling attendees: “There are a number of new things that are emerging … more
The work of journalists is telling other people’s stories. It’s what we do every day. Why then are we so uncomfortable telling our own stories? Maybe it’s because we learned in journalism school that it’s not about us, but about our subjects … more
As local businesses were being forced to close their doors or alter their services because of the coronavirus pandemic, it became immediately apparent we needed to use the large platform of the Winnipeg Free Press to help in whatever way we could. … more
An “infodemic” is said to spread alongside the Covid-19 pandemic. The word was used by the World Health Organization’s General Director, Tedros Adhanom, warning against an excessive amount of information about the new coronavirus and the … more
Many news organizations with paid subscriptions are removing barriers to their coronavirus coverage as a public service, and putting that content in front of their meter or paywall. Pairing messaging about the free coverage with a subscription offer … more
In light of COVID-19, people are overwhelmed with news of the virus — both globally and locally. As media companies, you have a vital role to provide information, updates and distractions to your audience. While people are saturated with news from so many sources, email is critical as it’s the only message you can guarantee your audience will receive. Check out these email tips around COVID-19 from Second Street. more
“Post Helping Hand has raised more than one million dollars for charities in our community. It is our hope that our readers will now join us to support those across the country who have been hardest hit by this Covid-19 crisis,” said Frederick J. Ryan Jr., CEO and publisher of The Post. “Together with these organizations, we can help ensure no one is left hungry due to this pandemic.” more
Newspapers in the company’s markets from Hawaii to Ohio can apply for the grants to help them recover from the devastating loss of business caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. more
The staff of The Sumter (South Carolina) Item is doing daily Zoom calls with community leaders to keep the Sumter community informed — in real time — about the coronavirus crisis locally. Members of the community are invited to register to attend the live virtual shows and also have access to recordings of the show afterwards on the paper's Facebook page. more
Gannett's new platform enables local communities to provide their favorite businesses with much needed resources. more
McClatchy is publishing a daily electronic Coronavirus Guide in each of its markets to help keep readers knowledgeable about the disease and how best to protect themselves and those they care about. McClatchy plans to continue publishing this resource in its eEditions for as long as it’s needed. more
Mike Blinder, E&P publisher, speaks with David Chavern, Alliance CEO, on what they are doing to help publishers and what resources are available to make sure every local government gives them "essential" to publish. more
A special section will run both in print and on digital platforms with up-to-date coronavirus content available to Gannett’s 261 local properties for at least two weeks. more
Employees of Osteen Publishing Company were given links to the America's Newspapers coronavirus page and to the CDC website as sites that are "pertinent to our industry's situation, so please refer to them regularly for updates in the coming days." more
As newspapers work to cope with a story that everyone wants to end sooner than later, Dennis Hetzel offers some story tips, best ideas for using your digital platforms (beyond just taking down the paywall), and thoughts on what staff members need from their leadership. more
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