Who died today? How many people have we lost? How can I remember and honor them safely? These are just a few of the profound questions Americans now find themselves asking each morning as we turn to the daily news. To help our local news partners answer these questions, Legacy offers a wide variety of expert resources.
Sydney Morning Herald launches “Good News” initiative to balance pandemic content
Responding to a desire for more than the difficult news coming from the pandemic, team members at The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Brisbane Times, and WAToday created the Good News initiative, centered around The Good News Group on Facebook.
2020 World Press Freedom Index: “Entering a decisive decade for journalism, exacerbated by coronavirus”
Reporters Without Borders
The 2020 World Press Freedom Index, compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), shows that the coming decade will be decisive for the future of journalism, with the Covid-19 pandemic highlighting and amplifying the many crises that threaten the right to freely reported, independent, diverse and reliable information.
Based on the evidence of lost income and an inability to pay essential living expenses, we anticipate a great need for support within our global network of news publishers and members. To support them during these challenging times, we have compiled a list of journalism emergency relief funds available both globally and regionally. This work is in progress but we hope that this preliminary mapping will help our global members community in the short term.
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. 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 easily-accessible route to financial assistance at this critical time.
How News Publishers Can Benefit from Government Loan Programs During COVID-19
News Media Alliance
The Alliance’s Stimulus Updates portal provides multiple resources dealing with the stimulus package, including the Alliance Stimulus Funds Guide, a members-only detailed overview of the CARES Act (member login required), but here is a short summary of the important provisions of the CARES Act.