Red Sox / Boston Globe Newspaper Cuts Advertising Staff and Non Essential Workers as Coronavirus Disease Strikes Boston
News Strong - Boston, MA: more to come
Coronavirus Pandemic Disaster – One in Four Communities without Local Journalism
News Strong - The CWA News Guild Journalist Union reports closures, furloughs, pay cuts, and layoffs of 33,000 workers due to the Coronavirus Pandemic Disaster including planned staff downsizing by Wall Street traders Gannett. One in four communities are without a local news source.
Face Coverings Do Not Replace 6 Foot Social Distancing. Should be used with all straps and fit tight around the nose and face
News Strong - Atlantic City, NJ: Media clusters with improper use of face coverings during tour of field hospital. Governor Murphy tours a field medical station inside the Atlantic City Convention Center Tuesday, April 21, 2020 in Atlantic City, The center was converted into a makeshift hospital to handle patient overflow in response to COVID-19. NJ Joint Information Center POOL photo.
Journalism Traders Gannett Furlough 30 Boston Herald Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Disaster Declaration
BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Boston News Guild reports Thirty Boston Herald news and sports reporters, photographers, advertising, and circulation staff will undergo furloughs between two to five unpaid weeks beginning Monday through June 30. This unfortunate arrangement comes two weeks after nine Herald employees were laid off amid a public health crisis in which we strive everyday to keep the public informed. The Herald newsroom — like scores of others across the country — is buckling down as budgets tighten amid widespread coronavirus pandemic-related shutdowns. Please consider subscribing to your local newspapers to support the journalists who work hard every…
AT RISK ON THE COVID-19 SCENE – A Face Covering is Not Protective and Does Not Replace 6 Foot Social Distancing, but a N95 PPE MASK Worn Properly Does
NEWS STRONG - New York, NY: Office of the Mayor reports New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady visit NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue to applaud and thank medical staff on Friday, April 10, 2020. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office
CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – One of the best sports photographers in New York City dies from COVID-19 disease
News Strong - New York, NY: The NY POST reports Anthony Causi, a longtime photographer for The Post whose prolific talent and larger-than-life personality made him a fixture in the New York sports world, died Sunday of the coronavirus at North Shore University Hospital. He was 48. Causi is survived by his wife, Romina, and their children, John and Mia. “Anthony Causi was our colleague, our friend and a brilliant journalist,” Stephen Lynch, editor in chief of the newspaper, said. “He was, quite simply, one of the best sports photographers in New York City, capturing all the major moments of…
CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – STATE POLICE TAKE MEDIA TEMPERATURES BEFORE GOVERNOR ARRIVES. IS ENTRY TO ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES NEXT ?
New Jersey Strong news – Trenton, NJ: STATE of NJ JOINT INFORMATION CENTER reports Thursday, April 9 2020 - In the George Washington Ballroom, Trenton War Memorial., before the start of Governor Phil Murphy's daily Coronavirus briefing, everyone in the room had their temperature taken by a New Jersey State Trooper. (Pool photo by Michael Mancuso | NJ Advance Media for ) Thursday, April 9 2020 - Governor Phil Murphy, right, approaches the doorway to the George Washington Ballroom, Trenton War Memorial for his daily Coronavirus briefing. State Police Superintendent Colonel Patrick Callahan is seated at left. (Pool photo by…
Newhouse Advances – Plain Dealer Newspaper Put Out to Pasture. In Final Death Blow, Remaining Reporters Given Impossible Choice
News Strong Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Scene reports On the first workday after a brutal and debilitating round of layoffs at The Plain Dealer, Editor Tim Warsinskey delivered what will be the paper's final and cruelest blow. He told the 14 remaining newsroom staffers that they would henceforth be forbidden from covering stories in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, and Summit County and could no longer report on anything that might be deemed a "statewide" issue. Those vast content areas will now fall under Share More:
COVID-19 PANDEMIC DISASTER – MEDICAL CENTER INNOVATION UMMC Builds $ 100 Ventilators From Hardware Store Parts
News Strong - Jackson, MS: University of Mississippi Medical Center Karen Bascom reports The COVID-19 pandemic has left hospitals in short supply of personal protective equipment and medical supplies. As patients develop severe respiratory symptoms, there is another concern: if hospitals will have enough ventilators to support them all. Dr. Charles Robertson, an assistant professor of anesthesiology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has built about 170 ventilators of his own design to use in the event of a shortage, doubling the Medical Center’s supply. “I was watching the coronavirus spread in China during January, then by the time…
NJ GOVERNOR’S COVID-19 NEWS MEDIA MUST WEAR FACE MASK AS CONDITION OF EVENT COVERAGE
News Strong - Trenton, NJ: NJ Office of the Governor reports Attendees at the press briefing will be required to adhere to social distancing protocols and wear cloth face coverings, per CDC guidance.
CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – REDUCE EXPOSURE BY WEARING A FACE MASK ! AVOID ‘PETRI DISH’ CONFINED COMPARTMENT TRAVEL SUCH AS TRAINS, BUSES, CARPOOLS, AND PLANES
REDUCE EXPOSURE BY WEARING A FACE MASK ! Pets do not need masks and should not be touched by people outside the household.
CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – Media sitting closer than 6 feet apart without protective masks report on Mayor
News Strong - Media sitting closer than 6 feet apart without protective masks report on Mayor Bill de Blasio holding a media availability on COVID-19 and announcement that former Police Commissioner James ONeill will be returning to the City to serve as COVID-19 Senior Advisor. City Hall. Wednesday, April 01, 2020. Credit: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office. New York City Strong news – New York, NY: Office of the Mayor reports Transcript: Mayor de Blasio Holds Media Availability on COVID-19 April 1, 2020 Mayor Bill de Blasio: Well, everyone, very important updates to go over today. And also, as we talk about…
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…