Plus: Publisher pays tribute to key workers and our daily round-up of other coronavirus-related news
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
Greetings received from as far afield as Australia and Canada
Plus: Concerns over inquests being held in private and our daily round-up of other coronavirus-related news
Anonymous reviewer previously critiqued garden shed
News chief hits back after reporters personally targeted
Irish and Norwegian supporters sign up as paper marks club legend’s death
Plus: New scheme launched to promote local journalism and our daily round-up of coronavirus-related news
Regional journalists quiz ministers at Downing Street conference
Newspaper continuing as online publication during lockdown
Regional editorial chief among speakers at event
Plus: Publisher offers free home delivery and our daily round-up of coronavirus-related news
Authority accused of “operating like a closed book”
Newspaper bids to help other local firms during pandemic
Newspaper also aims to involve teachers in project.
Newspaper outlines “case for prosecution” over handling of pandemic
Trade body speaks out after three-month ad scheme launched