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Coming out of quarantine

In a first-person account in yesterday's newspaper, Tricia Dunne, publisher of the Fort Payne (Alabama) Times-Journal, wrote about her family's experience with COVID-19, emphasizing the need for everyone to learn to "live smart and to protect ourselves, our family and everyone around us." Both she and her husband tested positive, but COVID-19 affected them both very differently. more

Getting Back to Business

Before you take employees back. First, consider the federal, state and local guidance, laws and orders. These may be changing rapidly. Look at OSHA regs, which may vary by region, and consider the sick leave, family and medical leave, and other workplace laws. Be mindful of the Family First Coronavirus Response Act, which — like most other coronavirus-related laws — sunset on Dec. 31. more

Detroit Free Press partners with state archives to collect coronavirus stories

The Detroit Free Press is partnering with the Michigan History Center, which runs the Archives of Michigan and the Michigan History Museum System, to collect personal stories from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Michigan History Center is gathering accounts and photos from the pandemic, posting them in real-time online and sharing them with the Free Press for use. The Free Press will assemble recordings to be shared in an audio series called We Lived It, and sent to the history center for archival use. more

Lay the groundwork for implementing your company's return-to-work plans

As more and more states are modifying or even lifting shelter in place restrictions, employers are contemplating when and how to bring people back to work. Given the volume, breadth and complexity of these issues, now is the time for employers to lay the groundwork for implementing specific return-to-work plans. more

Getting Back to Business

May 21 webinar: As more and more states are modifying or even lifting shelter in place restrictions, employers are contemplating when and how to bring people back to work. Given the volume, breadth and complexity of these issues, now is the time for employers to lay the groundwork for implementing specific return-to-work plans. Learn more and register more

Newspaper carrier and her daughter deliver The Seattle Times — and free masks for coronavirus protection

In a periodic series called Stepping Up, highlighting moments of compassion, duty and community in uncertain times, The Seattle (Washington) Times highlighted the actions of Gina Singer, who with her daughter, have been making free masks for people along their newspaper delivery route who need a mask. more

Seyfarth Shaw publishes Return to Business Checklist

Seyfarth Shaw LLP has published a "Return to Business and Post-Pandemic Planning Checklist" to help companies prepare for the  business impacts arising from COVID-19 and as business begins to reopen. Read more and download the checklist more

You Can Get Back Some of Your Lost Revenue — Learn How

In less than three weeks, Pulse Research undertook a COVID-19 shopping survey with more than 23,000 samples. This data can help your newspaper be the trusted adviser and supporter that your local businesses need, providing clarity and insights. more

Download coronavirus information and FAQs from Seyfarth Shaw

Special thanks to Seyfarth Shaw for providing general information for members of America's Newspapers about COVID-19, including how it is transmitted and how you can prevent infection. more

34 Advertisers You Can Call on NOW!

April 21 webinar: In this webinar, Julie Foley and Liz Crider Huff of Second Street will take a look at 34 advertisers primed for promotions. They’ll lay out ideas for advertisers you need to be talking with right now — whether their business is thriving in this new economic situation or they’re in desperate need of leads. Learn more and register more

As newsrooms face coronavirus-related cuts, 54% of Americans rate media’s response to the outbreak positively

Americans who get political and election news from two platforms — network television and print publications — are the most likely to say the news media are doing an excellent or good job responding to the coronavirus outbreak. more

USA TODAY NETWORK launches 'Just the FAQs LIVE: Conversations about Coronavirus'

“Just the FAQs LIVE: Conversations about Coronavirus” is hosted by Megan Finnerty, founder and director of the Storytellers Project and Storytellers Brand Studio at Gannett. The live episodes will run roughly 30 minutes and will include a round-robin report bringing together local Gannett journalists to share what is happening in their communities and an established thought leader or expert to share insights on COVID-19. more

COVID-19 survey shows how newspapers are transitioning business models, reducing costs

The COVID-19 crisis is pushing newspaper executives to take unprecedented measures to ensure their sustainability and relevance in a post-pandemic world, according to a survey conducted by Cribb, Greene & Cope. more

The coronavirus crisis has lessons for us about service journalism

Now that it’s been a coronavirus world for several weeks, we have a clearer picture of what works as effective service journalism in a crisis, and how those takeaways might inform the practice more generally. A few of the lessons include newsletters, which can be a great tool for cultivating loyal readers, and listening to your readers, which  is always the right answer. more

COVID-19 kills suburban Chicago weekly group

Suspending print publication of its 14 suburban Chicago weeklies was not enough to save 22nd Century Media, which announced March 31 that it was ceasing operations. The cause was the severe drop in advertising revenue as its local businesses closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. more

Updated Covid-19 Impact Study: There IS demand, yet for very different categories

Early results from the COVID-19 Impact Study conducted by Pulse Research shows very different demand from the survey fielded two months ago. “The important point," says John Marling, president of Pulse Research, "is that while shopping intent is very different, merchants and service providers still need to communicate, so media partners can be of real service by using these data! Knowing who to call on, yet also who not to call on is crucial in these stressful times.” more

COVID-19 Guide for Visual Journalists

These general tips for visual journalists were created by Jenell Stewart, DO, MPH, Infectious Diseases physician-scientist at University of Washington. more

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. more

In COVID-19 crisis, Kentucky newspapers step up

Kentucky’s community newspapers, large and small, in digital and in print, are taking action to keep its communities informed on everything from the latest news about the virus itself to the importance of social distancing. Read this column from Peter Baniak, past president of KPA. more

During this unprecedented time of COVID-19, newspapers are in full force for our local businesses

During this unexpected crisis, our newspaper teams can bring local businesses creative ideas that engage local residents when delivered through our member’s print and digital reach and frequency programs, and by driving awareness and results like no other media. Here are some ideas! more
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