Resources

Data sources for COVID-19 estimation updates

The model used in setting U.S. policy for dealing with the coronavirus is from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.
Click here.
Alternative data models include:
COVID-19 Mortality Projections for US States from The University of Texas COVID-19 Modeling Consortium: Click here.
Reich Lab COVID-19 Forecast Hub COVID-19 Forecasts: Click here.

 

First Amendment Center PSA Campaign

Today Americans are facing an unprecedented threat, and the information local newspapers provide is saving lives. That story needs to be told. The Free Speech Center at Middle Tennessee State University has developed a national campaign featuring a diverse group of Americans and this message about journalism: "Reliable Information When We Need it Most. Protect freedom of the press."
The ads are configured for print and online, in multiple sizes and are available for immediate download. Click here.

Journalism Emergency Relief Fund

Local news is a vital resource for keeping people and communities connected in the best of times. Today, it plays an even greater function in reporting on local lockdowns or shelter at home orders, school and park closures, and data about how COVID-19 is affecting daily life. 

Reynolds Journalism Institute COVID-19 Resources

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri School of Journalism has created a COVID-19 Resource page with tips and tools for journalists, grants and funding, freelance advice and help, managing through COVID-19, journalism advocates and association available resources, engaging with the community, funders for COVID-19 relief and RJI COVID-19 webinars.
Click here to see the resources available.

 

America's Newspapers, Editor and Publisher join forces to create COVID-19 resource

America’s Newspapers and Editor & Publisher have launched Media Virus Watch as an online source for the latest COVID-19 information.
Media Virus Watch — www.mediaviruswatch.com — gathers coronavirus data, reporting and presentation innovations, customer service issues and resources for news publishers.
It is designed to serve as a hub for webinars on COVID-19 topics critical to the news media and as a portal for news publishers to submit the work and ideas of their organizations.

How Publishers are Exploring Alternative Routes to Fund Journalism

In an era where print advertising revenue continues to decline rapidly and the lion’s share of digital advertising dollars are sucked up by Google and Facebook, it’s more important than ever for news organizations to focus on developing as many revenue streams as possible.
One thing is clear—there is no one-size-fits-all model that will rescue news organizations and provide the fertile ground for local news coverage to continue out into the distant future. But executives can take a look around and borrow ideas from what’s actually working out there for some news organizations.

Free content, tools and funding to help your newsroom cover the coronavirus

Recognizing that newsrooms have very little time to explore these opportunities, American Press Institute's feature focuses on:
• tools that you can easily embed in your existing workflow and platforms coronavirus content that your newsroom can republish for free
• at-a-glance summaries of new grants so that you can see whether you’re eligible, the deadline to apply, and what’s involved in the application process
• relief funding for individual journalists who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the pandemic.