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Need to Know: March 19, 2020

How to manage your stress, solutions-focused virus coverage, and local alt media is being quickly devastated

Factually: The power of rumors in a fast-moving crisis

Once President Donald Trump declared on Friday that he would use a federal law known as the Stafford Act as the basis for an emergency declaration to assist states with their coronavirus response, it wasn’t long before misinformation started circulating on social media and in text messages. The law essentially allows federal resources to flow to […]

Need to Know: March 18, 2020

Explain how coronavirus affects your bottom line, help people live their changed lives and tips for hosting online conversations

Need to Know: March 17, 2020

How to earn trust in pandemic reporting, have members recruit new members, and rethinking your arts coverage

Need to Know: March 16, 2020

Our tips for working remotely, collaborating on coronavirus coverage, and what will sports journalists do during the shutdowns

How we work remotely

As many newsrooms and offices move to remote work due to the coronavirus pandemic, we wanted to share some tips we’ve gathered over the years. The American Press Institute staff is often traveling and not in the same place at the same time. We also have a distributed workforce that manages our analytics platform, Metrics […]

Need to Know: March 13, 2020

Invite coronavirus questions from your audience, subscriptions rise during the outbreak, and how local news protects honest elections

Election 2020: The role of local news in honest elections

Voters get information about candidates, issues and the mechanics of their elections from an increasingly vast media ecosystem that includes conventional media, partisan media, social media and even outright “fake news” sites. As contradictory messages proliferate, it can be hard for people to know what, exactly, is true. What should legitimate news outlets do in […]

Need to Know: March 12, 2020

Sustaining coronavirus coverage, how to be subscriptions ambassadors, and designing for subscriber retention

Factually: What happens when a fact-checker is in quarantine

On Tuesday, at 9 p.m., those who attended the latest NICAR conference — the annual data journalism summit held in New Orleans — received an email from the Investigative Reporters & Editors group with an alert that one of the participants had tested positive for the 2019 coronavirus. From that moment on, I and about 1,000 other data journalists […]