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Managing Remote Workers: The Legal and Productivity Best Practices
April 8 webinar: The coronavirus pandemic has forced most of our employees to work from home — the first time many newspaper companies are faced with managing a big remote workforce. This webinar provides best practices for the many issues managers can expect leading remote workers. Learn more and register
Understanding Paycheck Protection Program Loans and Other SBA Stimulus Programs for COVID-19 Impacted Businesses
April 9 webinar: This free webinar will provide an overview of the Small Business Administration’s stimulus programs for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The presentation will focus on the latest guidance surrounding Paycheck Protection Program loans, and will also address other relief programs that may work for your business, your advertisers or other businesses in your community. Learn how these programs can help. Learn more and register
Yes — There WILL be an Election in November — and Candidates Need Your Advertising to Connect
April 14 webinar: Tune in to this webinar and hear ways to tell the story of candidates connecting with the people who actually will go to the polls (in whatever form they end up taking) and how to build easy-to-buy advertising packages.  And … you’ll see a way to know who to call on!   Learn more and register
Just as communities generously support their restaurants and favorite stores by ordering take-out meals and gift cards, we hope you will also remember to support the staff of your local newspaper and the vital work newspapers do by subscribing in print or online. They are your neighbors — and they’ve got your back.

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"Newspapers have your back," reads a new marketing campaign being rolled out by America's Newspapers.  "We are grateful for those who have our back in this important time."

Newspapers can download a series of print and social media ads at no cost and add their own subscription marketing message to the ads.

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Today the Facebook Journalism Project (FJP) is launching the FJP COVID-19 Local News Relief Fund Grant Program, offering grant opportunities to help U.S. local news organizations continue serving communities during the coronavirus outbreak. News organizations can begin applying for relief grants on Monday, April 13. A webinar on how to apply will take place on Friday, April 10.
Reacting to a collapse of local business, on Monday, April 6, the Duluth (Minnesota) News Tribune began to print and deliver a daily printed newspaper of 12 pages in a single section Monday through Saturday.
In an effort to keep up team spirits, encourage brainstorming and relieve stress, Lineup has implemented local, regional and global team “virtual coffee breaks,” and the results have been pretty incredible. These 15- to 30-minute video calls are just for fun, but we’ve noticed benefits to our business that will last beyond these current events, so we’ll continue this practice even once we’re all back in our offices.  Chances are, your team has implemented something similar (and if you haven’t, you should!), and we hope yours are as fun and productive as our breaks are. We wanted to share some of the things we have discussed on our calls — that AREN’T Covid-19 — and some fun ideas we’ll be trying soon. We hope this list inspires and encourages you! 
The News Media Alliance has partnered with the Ad Council to provide print and digital PSAs for newspapers’ use to help raise awareness about the importance of practicing social distancing during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.
America's Newspapers wants to highlight columns, insights and inspiration from state press associations from across the country.  Email cdurham@newspapers.org.

New York — Stuart Richner, president of Richner Communications, is encouraging New York newspapers to publish an editorial in support of the small business stimulus proposal, which the company believes will be beneficial to small business owners, New York State and local media companies.  View the editorial that was sent to all NYPA members to be printed in a coordinated effort to advocate for the proposed policy that Richner Communications has proposed.

Pennsylvania — The Pennsylvania News Media Association Foundation has set aside $150,000 to award in grants to media entities impacted by the Covid-related financial crisis. The first award emails have gone out, and there are more applications pending.  Here’s a link to the grant program info.

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America's Newspapers
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.
America's Newspapers
Day in and day out, newspapers bind communities together, enhancing civic life and informing, entertaining and educating their local audiences. But it is during crises that newspapers prove their mettle. Newspapers are especially essential in this COVID-19 public health crisis. (This editorial is available for reprint in newspapers.)
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Newspapers in the time of COVID-19
What steps are you taking to meet the challenges at your newspaper — both in terms of keeping your staff safe and providing the needed information your community needs? Share your news with America's Newspapers: cdurham@newspapers.org
Ogden Newspapers puts up $1 million in grants to help local businesses
Newspapers in the company’s markets from Hawaii to Ohio can apply for the grants to help them recover from the devastating loss of business caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tampa Bay Times to print just two days a week as coronavirus savages revenues
Beginning the week of April 5, the Saint Petersburg, Florida-based newspaper will print and deliver copies only on Wednesdays and Sundays. Subscribers will get a digital replica all other days. 
Free ad packages offered by some Gannett papers to help local businesses
To assist businesses hurt by the new coronavirus, some Gannett papers are offering free multimedia advertising packages and discounted marketing programs to help those businesses extend their advertising message.
Sumter paper hosts daily Zoom calls with community leaders (and readers) about COVID-19
The staff of The Sumter (South Carolina) Item is doing daily Zoom calls with community leaders to keep the Sumter community informed — in real time — about the coronavirus crisis locally.  Members of the community are invited to register to attend the live virtual shows and also have access to recordings of the show afterwards on the paper's Facebook page.
Galveston paper adjusts print frequency to navigate COVID economy
On April 4, The Daily News will begin a five-day-a-week publishing schedule with an expanded weekend edition and a new focus on digital news coverage and features, company leaders announced today. Print editions of The Daily News will be distributed to subscribers and single-copy readers Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The larger weekend edition will appear Saturdays. Coast Monthly, the newspapers glossy magazine, will be delivered in the larger weekend editions.
In a letter this week to President Trump, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, America’s Newspapers CEO Dean Ridings and News Media Alliance President and CEO David Chavern are starting a dialogue with top elected officials about the role the federal government can play in ensuring the survival of the vital services provided by local news publishers.
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