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State COVID-19 vaccination plan map

Seyfarth Shaw's team of industry-leading employment attorneys has developed Seyfarth's State COVID-19 Vaccination Plan Map, which provides links on state vaccination plans, including executive summaries, full vaccine plans where available, and other updates and sources. more

Deadly truth: Here's why the El Paso Times published this image of COVID-19's fatal toll

The photo with this story was the only photo captured at the El Paso morgue on the morning of Nov. 9 by El Paso Times visual journalist Briana Sanchez that the newspaper saw fit to publish last week, wrote Editor Tim Archuleta in a column published in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday. more

Iowa newsrooms, USA TODAY Network join to tell the stories of Iowans lost to COVID-19 with ‘Iowa Mourns' project

In an unprecedented partnership, nine newsrooms across Lee Enterprises and the USA TODAY Network in Iowa have joined forces to publish a collaborative project called “Iowa Mourns,” which identifies and tells the stories of Iowans who died from COVID-19. more

A pop-up newsroom goes digging on Facebook to share its COVID-19 news

There’s a lot of reason for hope in the news media industry, and there’s one surprising obstacle that a “pop-up” newsroom called the Missouri Information Corps hopes Facebook fixes. more

Coronavirus coloring and activity pages for kids and families — from Kid Scoop

Kid Scoop has published two resources to help parents and schools teach children about COVID-19 and ways to stay as safe as possible: coloring and activity pages, plus an eight-page activity workbook. more

Local news is playing an important role for Americans during COVID-19 outbreak

While the COVID-19 pandemic has been a major national news story, recent studies by the Pew Research Center shows that it also is an important local news story, with many Americans depending on their local media outlets for information about the outbreak. more

Win some newspaper SWAG while putting a fun spin on those temperature checks

Here's a fun idea your newspaper could steal from The Daily News in Galveston, Texas — all designed to keep its daily COVID temperature-checking a bit lighthearted. more

Column: Wearing a mask doesn't seem like a big ask

Adams Publishing Group is now requiring all employees and customers to wear masks while in offices. The company is also reimbursing employees for buying masks. more

Post-Pandemic: We Rebuild sections offer perspectives, solutions

Five McClatchy newspapers in South Carolina — The State (Columbia), The Island Packet, The Beaufort Gazette, The Sun News (Myrtle Beach) and The Herald (Rock Hill) — have launched "We Rebuild" sections on their websites to bring together perspectives and solutions for a path to restore their communities in a post-pandemic world. more

Newspapers to provide up to $500,000 in matching advertising grants

Adams Publishing Group newspapers of Southern Minnesota are committing $500,000 in matching advertising grants to help local businesses in the community recover from the COVID-19 crisis and thrive.  These funds can be used toward the development of marketing solutions or advertising messages in these Minnesota publications and/or websites over the next four months. more

Successfully Navigating the 'New Normal' — Moving Forward in this Ever-Changing World

COVID and culture. How your newspaper acts as people come back to the building is going to have a far-reaching impact on how your employees look at you. HR and top managers have to step up during this period. You set the culture! more

A roundup of recent news about the free press system and local journalism crisis

As the paper's $9.9 million federal stimulus loan expires, some staff at The Seattle (Washington) Times will see pay cuts up to 20% and hours reduced, the paper announced in an opinion column yesterday. Seattle Times President Alan Fisco told the staff last week that the paper will avoid layoffs as long as it can. more

Spinning up a highly focused newsletter? Keep these 4 things in mind

Temporary, high-interest newsletters can raise audience awareness of the irreplaceable service journalists provide and the importance of financially supporting their efforts. more

Cartoonists will use artwork to thank frontline workers in this Sunday's newspaper

Look closely and you’ll find a mask for medical workers and caregivers, a steering wheel for delivery workers, a shopping cart for grocery workers, an apple for teachers, a fork for food service workers and a microscope for medical researchers. more

Around three-in-ten Americans are very confident they could fact-check news about COVID-19

Relatively few Americans have a lot of confidence in their own ability to check the accuracy of the news and information they come across related to the coronavirus, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. more

McClatchy offers three-part livestream series: 'COVID-19: Bending the Curve'

Yesterday, McClatchy began offering a weekly livestream series, "COVID-19-Bending the Curve."  Every Thursday at 12:30 p.m. EDT, the series will bring together top medical professionals, industry experts, patient advocates and policymakers who will update audiences throughout the country on the latest advancements to combat the virus.  more

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
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