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Let’s steer some of that pandemic relief money into sample copying

Oct 1, 2021

Few vaccine-hesitant or -resistant people are likely to be persuaded by a news story or editorial urging vaccination, but it's important to keep delivering facts about the vaccines because social media ...

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Pandemic facts can be delivered with unusual means: social media, Extension agents, federal funding

Sep 1, 2021

With the nation desperately in need of vaccination and masking to prevent deaths and keep our hospitals from being overrun, what role should community newspapers play?

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Help communities navigate the vaccination process

Mar 1, 2021

Throughout [my mother's] scramble to find an appointment, which included being turned away at a county vaccination site after erroneously thinking she had made one, I kept wondering what role local news ...

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The pandemic has made Americans more interested in health issues

Mar 1, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic could actually make America healthier in the long run by prompting reinvestment in its eroded public-health system, Joanne Kenen, executive health-care editor of Politico, wrote ...

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2021 Resolution: Make journalism better by improving newsroom culture

Jan 28, 2021

Patty Rhule talks about the launch of the Power Shift Project’s updated Workplace Integrity Curriculum in response to the nationwide reckoning on racial injustice and the COVID-19 pandemic challenges ...

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Protest is how we talk to ourselves as a nation — but violence isn’t protest

Jan 7, 2021

Gene Policinski talks about yesterday's events at the U.S. Capitol as a stain upon the fabric of democracy, and how these actions betray the core principles on which the United States was founded and the ...

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Focus on science-based reporting on the vaccine

Jan 5, 2021

This isn’t and shouldn’t be about politics. This is about health reporting and science, and if we don’t have dedicated health reporters — most local news outlets do not, then we ...

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Mr. Biden: How about a new push for First Amendment freedoms?

Dec 10, 2020

Gene Policinski talks about the blatant disregard by Chinese officials of free press’ rights in support of democratic principles in Hong Kong and how the U.S. has lost moral high ground globally ...

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Thankful we can speak our minds this Thanksgiving

Nov 24, 2020

Patty Rhule talks about how during this pandemic-era Thanksgiving, all of the freedoms of the First Amendment should be high on the list when counting our blessings and advice on how to keep political ...

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