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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. more
In the grip of the global COVID-19 pandemic and its severe direct and indirect impacts, 2020 has likely been the most difficult year in the lives of most Americans. The virus and other major stressors have draped a blanket of dark days from coast to coast, leaving many Americans grappling with how to keep their spirits up. To ignite a spirit of thankfulness, America’s Newspapers, the national newspaper trade association, and Sachs Media, a leading Florida-based communications firm, are partnering to launch Share Gratitude 2020, an inspiring holiday campaign beginning November 16 through January 2021. more
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. more
Here's a fun idea your newspaper could steal from The Daily News in Galveston, Texas — all designed to keep its daily COVID temperature-checking a bit lighthearted. more
Adams Publishing Group is now requiring all employees and customers to wear masks while in the office. The company is also reimbursing employees for buying masks. more
Early results from the COVID-19 Impact Study conducted by Pulse Research shows very different demand from the survey fielded two months ago. “The important point," says John Marling, president of Pulse Research, "is that while shopping intent is very different, merchants and service providers still need to communicate, so media partners can be of real service by using these data! Knowing who to call on, yet also who not to call on is crucial in these stressful times.” more
These general tips for visual journalists were created by Jenell Stewart, DO, MPH, Infectious Diseases physician-scientist at University of Washington. 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
Newspaper and broadcast journalists are proving once again how essential they are to our society. more
To assist businesses hurt by the new coronavirus, some Gannett papers are offering free multimedia advertising packages and discounted marketing programs to help those businesses extend their advertising message. more
In an email last week to state labor officials, the administrator for the Labor Department’s Office of Employment Insurance instructed them not to release precise numbers of the unemployed in their states. All of us should be disturbed by this attempt to delay the release of public information collected with the public’s tax dollars. The fact that this demand came during Sunshine Week makes it all the more galling. more
Beginning Tuesday, March 24, Portland-based Pulse Research will launch a Covid-19 Impact survey. Having current data about the shopping intentions of local households is exactly what local merchants seek.  This can be a significant differentiator for newspapers now and long after these times have passed. more
The wave of self-isolation has changed the Daily Journal lifestyle sections dramatically. While much of the coverage until literally two or three weeks ago centered around events in Kankakee and its surrounding, those events have gone away — for the moment at least. more
Local businesses have specific marketing needs in times of crisis. History shows that some excel when they employ the right marketing tactics during a downturn. Join us for this webinar to learn how your newspaper can help local advertisers as they struggle with declining sales and customer distractions. more
One key to shelter-in-place orders is that businesses that do not provide “essential” services must send workers home. Most coverage lists the essential services as grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and vital services from police and fire fighters to utility workers. In California, newspapers are among the essential services exempt from shelter in place. And that is exactly how it should be. 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
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
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. 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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