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Regional newspapers and websites have been in the forefront of covering the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, getting vital information out to people in their areas and tackling ‘fake news’ about the outbreak that has appeared on social media – at the same time as having to deal with the inevitable loss in advertising revenues as a result of the economic lockdown, leading to staff furloughs and temporary pay cuts in some publishing groups.

Throughout the crisis HoldtheFrontPage has been closely following the industry’s response to the outbreak, both in terms of how the regional media has covered the story, and in terms of its impact on the sector. You can find all our stories here.

What we have written about Covid-19