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Everyone is trying to predict what the fallout of the ongoing pandemic will look like for publishers. Difficult to do. Even major companies like PriceWaterhouseCoopers have delayed their annual Media … more
The Johns Hopkins COVID-19 dashboard — with its clear numbers, and its red bubbles on a dark world map — has become the trusted picture of the pandemic for many reporters and audiences … more
It’s been rough out there in sales land during this health crisis. And yet, web traffic is spiking for media companies. So, what do we do to leverage that and take a bad situation and make it better for our advertisers? Let’s give ourselves some … more
The COVID-19 News Organizations Safety Protocols provides newsrooms and commissioning editors with practical guidance on how to cover the pandemic professionally and in a way that minimises risk. It addresses all aspects of assignment planning and … more
Freelancers play an essential role in the journalism ecosystem, making the media stronger and the stories we read more diverse. The effects of the covid-19 crisis have added to the numbers of freelance journalists in Europe, whilst making the … more
Black Americans, a group that has been hit disproportionately hard by the coronavirus outbreak, have been paying closer attention to many elements of the outbreak–and discussing it more frequently with other people–than other U.S. adults, … more
The COVID-19 pandemic has sent public health officials scrambling, the global economy into shock, and governments everywhere into crisis. It has also reshaped the way journalists work, not least because many authorities in many countries have cited … more
Local news publications have been hard hit by financial pressure stemming from the pandemic, with many operating newsrooms gutted by layoffs and furloughs. Now, local journalists are juggling coverage of twin crises—the pandemic and the protests … more
As local businesses  closed around the world, laid-off workers applied for unemployment benefits and central banks bought up government bonds to inject money into local economies, the COVID-19 health crisis has also turned into a deep economic … more
Thursday produced a basketful of story ideas about housing for you to follow up on. In short: Sales dropped, sellers pulled homes off the market, the sales that did go through involved sky-high prices and mortgage rates hit a near-record low. Whew! … more
In early January, the Tow Center for Digital Journalism published my report, “Media Mecca or News Desert?” Covering Local News in New York City,” which examined how citywide and hyperlocal news organizations allocate diminishing editorial … more
Today, The Community Listening and Engagement Fund is excited to announce grants to 20 news organizations to subsidize usage of tools and services that will help local publishers respond to community needs stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. This … more
The effects of COVID-19 are already being framed as an “extinction event” for journalism, causing dozens of news outlets to collapse around the world. Tens of thousands of newsroom jobs have been lost or reshaped by the pandemic. That’s why … more
The Google News Initiative is working with video content marketplace Stringr to supply COVID-19 content to publishers as part of its program. The Google News Initiative has invested $400,000 in the project to date. More than 100 content packages … more
Seyfarth Shaw LLP has published a "Return to Business and Post-Pandemic Planning Checklist" to help companies prepare for the business impacts arising from COVID-19 and as business begins to reopen. Read more and download the checklist more
Today, Facebook is announcing that more than 200 news organizations will receive nearly $16 million in grants through the Facebook Journalism Project’s relief fund for local news. These grants stem from $25 million in local news relief funding … more
The COVID-19 crisis has forced news organisations around the world to adopt measures to ensure they can continue to produce content at the expected rate and standard, while keeping their staff safe. In late March, WAN-IFRA surveyed more than 100 … more
Green Shoot Media has created a variety of special sections that can help drive revenue for newspapers during the coronavirus shutdown. "Coronavirus: Just the Facts" takes a straightforward, traditional-journalism approach to reporting on the health … more
NTVB Media will provide a weekly roundup of television viewing recommendations to newspapers at no charge until at least May 31.

Newspapers can access What to Watch at content.ntvbmedia.com, and each weekly edition will be available for download on the previous Friday. In addition, NTVB Media partnered with Lee Enterprises, which is providing daily versions of What to Watch that are camera-ready for newspapers. more
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, new data released by Pushly today shows significant increases in consumer engagement with web and mobile push notifications as publishers used the browser-based communication channel to send breaking news and other coronavirus-related content during the first quarter of 2020.  more
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