Ceremony due to take place this week postponed
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
Spoof using regional news site’s branding shared on Facebook
Event likely to be held in September instead
Union currently working on assumption event will go ahead
Minister’s assurance also sought about outbreak’s impact on industry
Employees also told not to visit other newspaper offices