The coronavirus is a story unlike any in a generation. It’s a global issue playing out differently in every community on the planet. No single place or person can bear the responsibility of documenting it, nor is any organization immune from its devastating economic toll.
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.
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.
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:
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.
A free online course, "Journalism in a pandemic: Covering COVID-19 now and in the future" is offered by jouranlismcourses.org, the online training platform of the Knight Center for Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. The course is scheduled May 4 through 31.
In an effort to help those with mental illness (and their friends and loved ones who may be concerned about the impacts COVID-19 stay-in-place requirements may be having on them), https://www.psycom.net writers spoke to the experts on the specific challenges those with the most common conditions face, as well as what actions they can practice and networks they can access to remain healthy and safe.
The article includes links to resources for families dealing with ADHD, Bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and post traumatic stress.
In a review of recent research, Columbia Journalism Review provides resources focused on scholarly research from communities in public health, in particular how the media and messaging interacts with, shapes, and influences public health. Click here to read more.
The American Copy Editor's Society (ACES) announced all its webinars will be available to non-members for free for the next three months.
This applies registrations for webinars between April 14 and July 31, 2020. Non-members can access past webinars and sign up for upcoming webinars with the code “SummerComp100”.
For more information, including lists of current and upcoming webinars, click here.