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Journalism Emergency Relief Fund – How to apply

Introduction Google has launched a global Journalism Emergency Relief Fund through the Google News Initiative to support small and medium-sized news organizations producing original news for local communities – please see eligibility requirements below. The Fund’s aim is to support the production of original journalism for local communities in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Operating globally, it will provide an […]

Congress has helped but hasn’t completed the job; on the list is addressing fragile finances of USPS

Issue Brief — help for community newspapers Background: Newspapers are considered essential businesses in statewide shut-down orders. Community newspapers serving small towns, rural areas and neighborhoods continue to attempt to publish in most cases even though they have lost all or most of their revenue stream because of mandated shutdowns. Virtually every newspaper has furloughed employees, reduced publishing frequency or […]

RJI creates ‘one-stop webpage’ for extensive research help on COVID-19

The tips, tools and advice about journalism and COVID-19 have been plentiful. And that’s a great thing. But because they’re flying around the internet in emails, newsletters and blog posts, it can sometimes be hard to find what you’re looking for. The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute can help. A one-stop webpage has been created that includes an index of articles, tips, […]


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