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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
LocalEatsandEssentials.com, a website that allows diners to order takeout or curbside pickup from local, independently owned restaurants in two New York counties, launched today. The site will be expanding into other market areas over the next few months and working with other local media companies and restaurants to launch this program in their areas. more
Five McClatchy newspapers in South Carolina have launched "We Rebuild" sections on their websites to bring together perspectives and solutions for a path to restore their communities in a post-pandemic world. more
The Detroit Free Press is partnering with the Michigan History Center, which runs the Archives of Michigan and the Michigan History Museum System, to collect personal stories from the COVID-19 pandemic. more
As local businesses began opening this week, The News-Enterprise in Elizabethtown offered each business a free print advertisement in the newspaper as each reopens its storefront. The advertisement can be used to announce that the business once again is open to the public, explain any new procedures that might be necessary or to communicate new hours of operation. more
Effective June 1, The Valdosta (Georgia) Daily Times will begin a four-day-a-week publishing schedule, discontinuing the Thursday and Saturday printed editions. The Daily Times also will switch to mail delivery. more
Beginning next week, the Clinton (Iowa) Herald will publish printed editions three days a week – on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The first Wednesday without a print edition will be May 13; the first Friday without will be May 15. 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
The coronavirus pandemic has uprooted all of us, forcing businesses to close and hundreds of layoffs. In the first week of April, more than 6 million Americans filed for unemployment, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Nu Yang, editor-in-chief of Editor & Publisher, spoke with several news leaders about this fallout. This is what they shared. 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
Axios, which qualified for a federal Paycheck Protection Program loan to avoid layoffs, will return the money, after nearing a deal for an alternative source of capital. Why it matters: In the four weeks since Axios applied for the loan, based on big coronavirus business losses, there has been a public backlash against a variety of companies for taking the PPP.  more
Due to the Covid-19 need, Southern Lithoplate has redeployed a portion of its chemical manufacturing to supply hand sanitizer. more
Today, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, along with a core coalition of over 40 local and national media and nonprofit partners, announced the launch of a joint bilingual campaign to recognize the #PRESSentials workers, and #ThankAJourno for their efforts on the frontlines of COVID-19. The coalition is asking the public to post messages of support and gratitude to journalists and newsrooms on their social media accounts. 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
The COVID-19 crisis is pushing newspaper executives to take unprecedented measures to ensure their sustainability and relevance in a post-pandemic world, according to a survey conducted by Cribb, Greene & Cope. more
Today the Facebook Journalism Project (FJP) is launching the FJP COVID-19 Local News Relief Fund Grant Program, offering grant opportunities to help U.S. local news organizations continue serving communities during the coronavirus outbreak. News organizations can begin applying for relief grants on Monday, April 13. A webinar on how to apply will take place on Friday, April 10. To register and receive dial-in information, please sign-up here. 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
The News Media Alliance has partnered with the Ad Council to provide print and digital PSAs for newspapers’ use to help raise awareness about the importance of practicing social distancing during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. more
McClatchy will put its paywall back up around some coronavirus news as it aims to balance its duty keep people informed with its need to bolster subscriptions, executives tell Axios. more
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