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On March 12, 2021, La Repubblica, Italy’s most widely circulated and trusted newspaper, placed a chilling headline on its front page: “AstraZeneca, Fear across Europe.”Some reports … more
Science is essential to solving many of society’s biggest problems, but it doesn’t always find a receptive audience. Today, when curbing Covid-19 requires hundreds of millions of … more
In case you hadn’t heard, COVID-19 is not over.Yes, with millions getting vaccinated, it does feel as if we could see more of a “normal” life sometime in 2021.But we’re not in … more
The boss of Bloomberg Media has called on the journalism industry to show more “imagination, creativity and urgency” to battle back from the Covid-19 crisis. Justin B Smith, who has … more
How can journalists make their reporting on health crises more effective? What can newsrooms do to prepare for future emergencies? At a recent event, scientists, journalists, editors and science … more
CJR asked journalists for takeaways from all that nature hath wrought in the year of our Lord 2020:Ed YongStaff science writer, The AtlanticSo much of a science journalist’s default mode is … 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
This stubborn fact faces the growing movement to save local journalism: the majority of grants and other aid may need to flow to newspapers, rather than other news media, because they deliver the majority of the news in local information ecosystems. For a 2018 report, Duke University researchers set out to document how local original news is generated and were startled to discover that while newspapers were just 25% of local news outlets, they produced more original local civic content than radio, TV and online newsrooms combined. more
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As the applications for federal coronavirus relief loans open, newsroom leaders and industry lobbyists have suggested they’ll seek a piece of the pie. more
The value of information about COVID-19 that is being shared with the American people can be seen in the soaring increases in online traffic to newspaper sites and the life-saving actions the information inspires. But for newspapers, this civic stewardship has come at a cost as devastating as the damage to the economy at large. more
The worst of the pandemic is yet to come. Listen to the medical experts. It’s time for a national lockdown. 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
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
Just weeks after terrorist planes took down the World Trade Center and slammed into the Pentagon, legislators in Florida rushed to water down, even repeal, some of the state’s best-in-the-nation open government laws. Panic among Florida newspapers about access to information led to Sunshine Sunday ... and what is now known as Sunshine Week. more
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