Industrial Journalism Traders Gannett Newspapers Furlough Critical Infrastructure Protected Workforce as COVID-19 Spreads

News Strong - Boston, MA: Media Nation Dan Kennedy reports Gannett announces COVID-19-related furloughs and other cost reductions The already-barebones Gannett newspaper chain has announced massive COVID-19-related cost reductions through June, according to a memo to the staff from Maribel Perez Wadsworth, president of news and publisher of USA Today. Employees making more than $38,000 will be furloughed for five days during each of the three months. Wadsworth says she will take a 25% pay cut, although I don't know what she's making now. Wadsworth's portfolio includes Gannett's local newspapers and websites, including the former GateHouse properties in Eastern Massachusetts, Rhode…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – Department of Homeland Security Critical Media Industry has a Special Responsibility to Maintain Normal Work Schedule

News Strong - Washington DC: DHS Critical Industry report Domestic Travel Advisory does not apply to employees of critical infrastructure industries, including but not limited to trucking, public health professionals, financial services, food supply, and media. View List:
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – DEADLY VIRUS CAN LIVE ON CARDBOARD PAPER PLASTIC FOR DAYS. SOME NEWSPAPERS END PRINT. AMAZON PACKAGES & CONTENTS SPRAYED AT CUSTOMER LEVEL WITH BLEACH BEFORE OPENING

NEWS STRONG - US STRONG news – Washington, DC: NIAID reports The virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces, according to a new study from National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA and Princeton University scientists in The New England Journal of Medicine. The scientists found that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel. The results provide…
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Shortage of personal protective equipment endangering health workers worldwide

News Strong news - Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Org reports WHO calls on industry and governments to increase manufacturing by 40 per cent to meet rising global demand The World Health Organization has warned that severe and mounting disruption to the global supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) – caused by rising demand, panic buying, hoarding and misuse – is putting lives at risk from the new coronavirus and other infectious diseases. Healthcare workers rely on personal protective equipment to protect themselves and their patients from being infected and infecting others. But shortages are leaving doctors, nurses and other frontline…
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CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK – CONTAGIOUS FEAR, Media “infodemic” accompanies disease

News Strong news - Boston, MA: Northeastern University  Aria Bracci reports FEAR CAN BE CONTAGIOUS. HERE ARE SOME IDEAS FOR KEEPING CALM. There are ways to protect against and prevent spreading COVID-19, but the World Health Organization says an “infodemic” has accompanied the disease, leading people toward inaccurate information and consequential panic.  A few days ago, I found a note from my upstairs neighbors. Having never talked to them before, I took one look at the hastily scribbled writing and immediately assumed something was very, very wrong. “Oh no,” I thought. “They’ve got COVID-19.” And they’re so sick, I told myself, that…
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Coronavirus Outbreak – Industrial Sports NBA Suspends Games Until Further Notice as Player Tests Positive. Teams Quarantined

News Strong news - NBA National Basketball Association reports The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight's schedule of games until further notice. The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.
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WHO Director-General on COVID-19

NEWS STRONG news - Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Org reports. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Good afternoon. In the past two weeks, the number of cases of COVID-19 outside China has increased 13-fold, and the number of affected countries has tripled.   There are now more than 118,000 cases in 114 countries, and 4,291 people have lost their ; Thousands more are fighting for their lives in hospitals. In the days and weeks ahead, we expect to see the number of cases, the number of deaths, and the number of affected countries climb even higher. WHO has been assessing this outbreak…
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Shortage of personal protective equipment endangering health workers worldwide

NEWS STRONG news - Geneva, Switzerland WHO reports. WHO calls on industry and governments to increase manufacturing by 40 per cent to meet rising global demand The World Health Organization has warned that severe and mounting disruption to the global supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) – caused by rising demand, panic buying, hoarding and misuse – is putting lives at risk from the new coronavirus and other infectious diseases. Healthcare workers rely on personal protective equipment to protect themselves and their patients from being infected and infecting others. But shortages are leaving doctors, nurses and other frontline workers dangerously…
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SARS CORONAVIRUS COVID-19: IFRC, UNICEF and WHO Guidance to Protect Children and Support Safe School Operations

NEWS STRONG news - GENEVA, Switzerland and New York, United States. World Health Organization reports The International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC), UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) today issued new guidance to help protect children and schools from transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The guidance provides critical considerations and practical checklists to keep schools safe. It also advises national and local authorities on how to adapt and implement emergency plans for educational ; In the event of school closures, the guidance includes recommendations to mitigate against the possible negative impacts on children’s learning and wellbeing. This means…
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Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing

US STRONG news Washington, DC: The White House reports James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 6:34 EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very ; We just attended a very important task force meeting on the virus that everybody is talking about all over the ; No matter where you go, that’s what’s on people’s ; And we are going to take care of, and have been taking care of, the American public and the American economy. We are going to be asking tomorrow — we’re seeing the ; We’re going to be meeting with House Republicans — Mitch McConnell, everybody —…
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CoronaVirus Disease Prevention – Journalist Society Cancels Events as Health and Well-being of Attendees is Top Priority

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: The Society of Professional Journalists reports The Manchester Divided Event at Emerson College on March 19 has been cancelled due to COV-19 Outbreak concerns. Alert: PCLI Cancels 2020 SPJ Region 1 Conference Long Island Strong news - Press Club of Long Island reports Because of concerns about travel and large gatherings during the coronavirus outbreak, the Press Club of Long Island is canceling the Society of Professional Journalists Northeast Regional Conference scheduled for March colleges have instructed their faculty not to bring students to conferences for the time being. And some speakers and registrants have voiced concern…
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CoronaVirus Disease Prevention – Sports Industrials to Protect Players from Media Contact in Locker Rooms

News Strong news - New York, NY: Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, National Basketball Association and Major League Soccer release joint statement: “After consultation with infectious disease and public health experts, and given the issues that can be associated with close contact in pre- and post-game settings, all team locker rooms and clubhouses will be open only to players and essential employees of teams and team facilities until further notice. Media access will be maintained in designated locations outside of the locker room and clubhouse setting."
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Media Mogul Mike Done with Campaign for President

News Strong news - Mike Bloomberg reports To every American who supported our campaign, THANK YOU. Our campaign has ended, but our fight is not over. I hope you will continue to be part of our effort to defeat Donald Trump and start rebuilding our country. Together we will get it done. Three months ago, I entered the race for President to defeat Donald Trump. Today, I am leaving the race for the same reason: to defeat Donald Trump – because it is clear to me that staying in would make achieving that goal more difficult. I’m a believer in…
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