The Washington Post wins ONA award for pandemic coverage

The Washington Post’s coverage of the pandemic was recognized by the Online News Association with its award for Explanatory Reporting in the Large Newsroom category. Through distribution of a free newsletter, an updated live blog, and innovative graphic visuals such as the simulation of how a virus might spread, the Post kept its audience informed […]

NY Times’ Ivory leads project tracking COVID-19

Danielle Ivory, an investigative reporter for the New York Times, is leading a project at the Times that tracks coronavirus clusters at colleges, nursing homes, and some other hot spots. The tracking initiated in March after the newspaper created a database project with the goal of recording every case. “We went county by county. Everything was […]

Washington Post expands pandemic coverage with new section on recovery stories

The Washington Post has launched “The Road to Recovery,” a new section showcasing attempts to rebuild the nation’s economy, its communities and its spirit in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The section will feature a variety of topics, including individuals working to resume productive lives; businesses emerging to serve the public as the country […]

The best of times, and the worst of times, in financial journalism

Former boss of Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal Will Lewis, and ex-Financial Times editor Lionel Barber talked financial journalism, reports Press Gazette. Both executives spoke via video conference organized by the Center for the Study of Financial Innovation. Lewis says: “We have to get people to tighten up. Because the world needs facts […]

Facebook invests in local news via grants to local journalism

Eugene Weekly was one of the local papers which received a $25,000 grant from the Facebook Journalism Project as a means to weather the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The money will be used to sustain publishing operations allowing the Weekly to continue with its arts and entertainment reporting and its investigative and solutions journalism. […]

Widespread job cuts and furloughs impact community journalism

April saw 28 union reporters and four management editors being permanently laid off at the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports NewsGuild. Rachel Dissell was one of the reporters laid off whose break-through investigative journalism had a big effect on Ohio and Cleveland. “I’m heartbroken that I am not able to do this job,” said Dissell. The […]