Making Sure You're Deemed "Essential" By Local/ State Government during COVID-19


In Italy, which is currently under lockdown in an effort to halt the spread of the coronavirus, a debate is waging about the importance of print newspapers. Here in the U.S., some states and cities are making sure that local newspapers have "essential" status in order to publish their products in this time of crisis.The News Media Alliance has put together all the tools needed to make sure that news publishers stay in business to serve their communities.

Mike Blinder, E&P publisher, speaks with David Chavern, Alliance CEO, on what they are doing to help publishers and what resources are available to make sure every local government gives them "essential" to publish. They also discuss two other important Alliance initiatives: The News Impact Project and the Safe Harbor Bill.

Mike also asks Dave about two other important initiatives that NMA is working on our behalf: The News Impact Project and the Safe Harbor Bill.

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