The Alliance has designated this space to share steps being taken and resources on how fellow news publishers are responding during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to ensure journalist and customer safety and well-being.
In addition, you will find tips and guidance, statements, articles and other resources that may be useful as you are continuing to work to provide critical news information during the crisis.
Please bookmark this page and check back regularly for updates and additional resources, tools and information as the situation evolves.
Stimulus Updates Affecting the News Media Industry
Statement: House Introduces Legislation to Provide SBA Affiliation Waiver for News Publishers
Alliance Summary: Newspaper Relevant Provisions in COVID-19 Relief Bill
January 6, 2021
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Alliance Stimulus Funds Guide
March 27, 2020
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Advertiser Keyword Blocking of COVID-19 News
A Clarion Call (Alliance VP, Research & Insights Rebecca Frank via Medium)
Fixing Online Advertising and News: A Matter of Life and Death (Alliance VP, Research & Insights Rebecca Frank via Medium)
News Publishers Deemed “Essential” Businesses During Pandemic
#AloneTogether Ad PSAs – Ad Council
Latest Alliance Operational Working Group Call
(Discussion of Ongoing Alliance Activities Around COVID-19, June 2, 2020)
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News Impact Project: COVID-19 Impactful News Stories
How Publishers Are Working to Protect Readers, Journalists During Pandemic
WHO Guidance: Package Delivery Safety and Coronavirus
AP makes coronavirus dataset available to all: The Associated Press is offering its COVID-19 dataset for any organization that signs up for a free account on data.world. AP used data collected by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, population data and county rural/urban designations to calculate caseload and death rates per 100,000 people.
The Coronavirus Is Killing Local News (The Atlantic)
Reynolds Journalism Institute’s COVID-19 Resources for journalists
Alliance Member Communications
CEO: We’re Here to Serve You During the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 6, 2020)
Operational Working Group Call (5/5/20): Alliance Discussion of Re-Opening After Pandemic & Updates from Members
Operational Working Group Call (4/14/20): Alliance Discussion of Print Operations, Including Cutting Print Days (member login required)
Operational Working Group Call (4/1/20): Alliance Discussion of Stimulus Package and Benefits to News Publishers (member login required)
Operational Working Group Call (3/19/20): Alliance Round-Table on Operations During Public Health Crisis (member login required)