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During the pandemic, as authorities around the world provided relief to small businesses affected by shutdowns and restrictions, one Lagos-based media organization funded journalists in Nigeria to … more
In normal conditions, it might take years for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve a drug as safe and effective. But when faced with an emergency — like the COVID-19 pandemic … more
The rules about cameras and other recording devices in courtrooms vary from state to state. Minnesota isn’t usually friendly to them.In fact, as The Star Tribune editorial board recently wrote, … more
Early yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that the US pause distribution of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine … more
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday that the Biden administration does not support asking Americans to carry COVID-19 vaccine passports to prove they have been vaccinated.“Let me … more
Americans who want to go to concerts, fly on certain airlines or attend weddings in the next few months may have to prove they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19. That approach has recently … more
The Biden administration and private companies are working to develop a standard way of handling credentials — often referred to as “vaccine passports” — that would allow … more
President Biden will sit down with ABC News for an interview set to air Wednesday on "Good Morning America" as his administration touts the passage of a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, Biden's … more
Four online publications linked to Russian intelligence agencies have been spreading false or misleading information about coronavirus vaccines, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing an official … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
Newspaper giant McClatchy, which is operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy, has been able to put off contributions to its pension fund until January 2021 thanks to the CARES Act.The owner of the … more
In the 72 years that television has covered national elections, there has been one constant on the screen — wall-to-wall people.Jammed nominating convention halls and flesh-pressing rallies are … more
America’s Newspapers is joining the News Media Alliance (the Alliance), the National Newspaper Association (NNA) and National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) in asking Congress to take action on two measures that would help ensure newspapers, radio and television stations can continue to provide critical news and information during the COVID-19 pandemic. more
In a letter this week to President Trump, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, America’s Newspapers CEO Dean Ridings and News Media Alliance President and CEO David Chavern are starting a dialogue with top elected officials about the role the federal government can play in ensuring the survival of the vital services provided by local news publishers. more
In this legal update, William Eck of Seyfarth Shaw outlines the parameters of the eligibility for a low interest loan for small businesses, small agricultural and most nonprofits under the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act. 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
"As a practical matter, the watchdog role most often falls to newspapers or other media outlets that cover government," a Sunshine Week column in The Sentinel-Record, Hot Springs, Ark., notes. "That's particularly true in the current environment where every responsible news outlet is trying to keep people informed about COVID-19. They're using every means possible, including FOI laws, to track what different governments are doing and to get that story to the public. "Those reporters will be the ones following up later, too, to hold government officials accountable for how they dealt with this evolving crisis." more
Newspapers, television, radio and other media services were listed among the essential services that are exempt from a Shelter in Place order set out by the City and County of San Francisco Department of Public Health, in recognition of the critical importance of reporting by a free and independent press during crises like this. more
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