Microloans for Jouranlists

As newsrooms across the country face layoffs, furloughs, and pay cuts because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of journalists who felt a need to help colleagues get through this difficult period and knew that other journalists wanted to do the same formed Microloans For Journalists as a way of connecting people who need help with those who want to give help.

Texas journalists, newspapers who won Pulitzer Prizes

Texas newspapers burst onto the Pulitzer Prize scene in a big way in 1955, capturing two awards in local reporting.
Alice Daily Echo writer Caro Brown won for local reporting - edition time (later called deadline reporting) for her series dealing with the successful attack on one-man political rule in neighboring Duval County, work that the Pulitzer judges said showed "professional skill and courage" in the face of "bitterest political and personal opposition."

Updated "We Have Your Back" ads available

America's Newspapers has updated the "We Have Your Back" marketing program for use as businesses reopen.
Newspapers can download this series of print and social media ads at no cost.  The print ads include space for the name or logo of the newspaper publishing them. 
These digital and print ads will remind your business community that local newspapers have the print and digital advertising solutions to help them bring customers back and quickly regain lost revenue. 

API adds more COVID-19 resources

American Press Institute has added more tools to the API website's COVID-19 resources.
Included are coronavirus data journalism tools, how to understand research studies and why smaller advertisers and ad buys might be better right now. Click here to see the updated page.
Among the featured reports are:

Opening the State of Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott recently issued an executive order to announce the opening of additional businesses and activities in Texas expanding the businesses and activities included in the first phase of the plan to Open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19. 
All newly opened businesses and services are subject to the recommended minimum standard health protocols outlined by the Texas Department of State Health Services.