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Many newsrooms across the U.S. will be quieter places when journalists return to their workplace after the coronavirus lockdowns end.COVID-19 has ripped through the industry. In the United States … more
For the past six months, journalists have been on the frontline of reporting on the covid-19 pandemic. They had to quickly adapt to new rules, safety protocols, lockdown measures or travel bans. Some … more
At the height of the coronavirus pandemic a few months ago, advertisers owed BuzzFeed around $100 million in payments from the fourth quarter, almost one-third of the company’s revenue for last … more
Many readers of Journalist’s Resource fall into one of two camps: hardworking journalists and hardworking academics. Recently, in hopes of providing an opportunity for the two groups to learn … more
On Sunday, Richard A. Oppel Jr., Robert Gebeloff, K.K. Rebecca Lai, Will Wright, and Mitch Smith, of the New York Times, published the most comprehensive analysis we’ve yet seen of the … more
Bemoaning uneven individual and state compliance with public health recommendations, top U.S. COVID-19 adviser Anthony Fauci recently blamed the country’s ineffective pandemic response on an … 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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