Local businesses have specific marketing needs in times of crisis. History shows that some excel when they employ the right marketing tactics during a downturn. In a recent webinar with Borrell Associates and Second Street through America’s Newspapers, below is a summary on how your newspaper can help local advertisers as they struggle with declining…

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The clerk of court offices in Iowa’s courthouses, and the public-access computer terminals in those offices, will remain accessible to journalists even if some counties have closed their courthouses to the general public, the Iowa Judicial Branch has assured the Iowa Freedom of Information Council. Any journalist who cannot get in to check court filings…

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By Randy EvansExecutive Director, Iowa Freedom of Information Council We have all become acutely aware in the past few weeks why masks and face shields, respirators and ventilators are so important for hospital workers and their patients. The supply is not keeping up with the need, and that could have dire consequences for the doctors,…

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This week dozens of newspapers around the country participated in providing the same comforting front page message to their readers. The front pages read “WHEN YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN, WE ARE THERE WITH YOU.” Newspapers used the same headline and provided stories about their local community impact in hopes to remind readers that we’re all…

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