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.

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.

How Coronavirus Is Affecting the Mental Health of Millions of Americans

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), 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.

Is the media the mirror or the antidote?

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.

ACES Webinars - Free Through July 31

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.