America’s Newspapers and Editor & Publisher have come together to launch a coronavirus information site for news organizations. The new project, Media Virus Watch, is an online source for the latest COVID-19 information.
The platform will be accumulating global industry news gathering and safety practices, coronavirus data, reporting and presentation innovations, customer service issues and resources to be made available for the news industry.
The site will also be a hub for webinars on COVID-19 topics critical to the news media.
“This public health crisis is an urgent matter for our member news organizations who serve communities that depend on them to provide trusted, truthful and timely information about the COVID-19 impact on their communities. Helping news publishers provide these essential services is at the core of America’s Newspapers mission,” said Dean Ridings, America’s Newspapers CEO. “This partnership with the industry’s most important publication strengthens the support we can provide for news organizations.”
“We at E&P have added staff and resources to make sure we are curating and crafting the essential content our news publishing readers need to access on an ongoing basis, so they can serve their communities as best as they can,” publisher Mike Blinder added.
Blinder has also contacted app developer Pugpig to distribute Media Virus Watch on mobile devices.
“Our goal is to make sure that all essential content from over 25 association websites, newsletters and blogs that serve our industry, can be easily accessed in one place,” Blinder said.
Media Virus Watch is powered by Creative Circle Media Solutions, the design, branding and consulting firm in East Providence, Rhode Island.