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Views Preview: Delivering the News During the Coronvirus Crisis

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How do you cover the COVID-19 virus – and all of the other news of the day – without putting your staff at an additional risk? It’s a question newsroom managers are grappling with right now.

Sanjay Gupta, CNN: “Why CNN is calling the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic

Dan Froomkin, Press Watchers: “Get political reporters off the coronavirus story because they don’t distinguish between right and wrong

Andrew Beaujon, Washingtonian: “DC news outlets ask reporters who covered CPAC to self-quarantine due to coronavirus concerns

Tim Peterson, Digiday: “Broadcasters turn to streaming services for added coronavirus coverage

Anastasia Tsioulcas & Vanessa Romo, NPR: “The show will not go on: Austin cancels SXSW because of coronavirus

Kevin Curtin, The Austin Chronicle: “SXSW cancellation not covered by insurance

Tiffany Hsu & John Koblin, New York Times: “NBC plans for Tokyo Olympics as coronavirus worries advertisers

Julia Alexander, The Verge: “YouTube is demonetizing videos about coronavirus, and creators are mad

Frank Pallotta, CNN: “’No Time to Die’ was the first major film to delay its release due to coronavirus. It may not be the last

Steve Dent, Engadget: “Apple is rejecting coronavirus apps to limit virus misinformation

Rewatching ‘Contagion’


Dahlia Schweitzer, Think: “How to stop coronavirus panic? Analyzing Hollywood outbreak narratives offer clues

Stephen Schaefer, Boston Herald: “’Contagion’ becomes a must-see

Wesley Morris, New York Times: “For me, rewatching ‘Contagion’ was fun, until it wasn’t

Jordan Crucchiola, Vulture: “The 58 best pandemic movies to binge in quarantine

The primaries roll on

Rebecca Klar, The Hill: “Bloomberg News to return to ‘normal coverage of election’ after founder drops out

Brian Stelter, CNN: “Bloomberg News staffers breathe a sigh of relief after Mike Bloomberg drops out

Jon Allsop, Columbia Journalism Review: “Did the media fail Elizabeth Warren?

Publisher drops Woody Allen

Carter Sherman, Vice: “Ronan Farrow just helped ‘Catch and Kill’ Woody Allen’s memoir

Jennifer Schuessler & John Williams, New York Times: “’Imagine if this were your sister,’ Ronan Farrow tells Woody Allen’s publisher

Sharareh Drury, The Hollywood Reporter: “Woody Allen memoir dropped by Hachette after staff walkout

Martin Pengelly, The Guardian: “Hachette cancels plan to publish Woody Allen memoir

Ryan Lattanzio, Indie Wire: “Stephen King left ‘very uneasy’ by Woody Allen’s memoir getting scrapped

Gray Television bids for Tegna

Jill Goldsmith, Deadline.com: “Tegna stock soars 30% before open on report of $8.5B bid by Gray Television

Stephanie Sengwe, The Streamable: “Report: Gray Television offers to acquire Tegna Inc. for $8.5 billion

Al Tompkins, Poynter: “Apollo and Gray Television match offers to buy Tegna. What happens next?

Jon Lafayette, Broadcasting & Cable: “Gray reportedly making $8.5B bid for Tegna

Wayne Friedman, MediaPost: “TV station group Gray Television makes $8.5 billion bid for Tegna: report

Cynthia Littleton, Variety: “Tegna TV station group draws multiple acquisition offers

Help from the mayor

KOVR-TV: “Sacramento mayor reveals plan to keep Sacramento Bee from folding

Led Zeppelin wins copyright appeal


Ben Sisario, New York Times: “Led Zeppelin prevails in ‘Stairway to Heaven’ appeal

Gene Maddaus, Variety: “Led Zeppelin scores big win in ‘Stairway to Heaven’ copyright case

Richard Bienstock, Guitar World: “The battle is no more: Led Zeppelin finally win Stairway to Heaven copyright lawsuit

AMY SIMONS teaches news literacy, multimedia journalism and advanced social media strategies.