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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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