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Funerals important to rural communities but restricted...

Funerals are important community events, especially in rural areas, allowing friends...

Quick hits: baby chicks DOA because of mail delays; rural...

Here's a roundup of stories with rural resonance; if you do or see similar work...

'Appalachia's dual pandemics: Substance abuse and covid-19'...

The Appalachian Regional Commission will hold a webinar, "Appalachia’s dual pandemics:...

Meatpackers say they couldn't have prepared for pandemic,...

Meatpacking companies across the U.S. have insisted that they could not have anticipated...

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The age of the ultras

The age of the ultras

February 2019 Outside the main municipal building in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv,...

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Ark. papers honor legislator who sponsored law requiring
governing bodies to record their meetings, keep recordings

Ark. papers honor legislator who sponsored law requiring...

Arkansas Rep. Vivian Flowers The Arkansas Press Association is giving its Freedom...

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On PR Newswire: Postmaster General’s Statement, a New Girl
Scout Cookie, Millennials Most Impacted by the Pandemic

On PR Newswire: Postmaster General’s Statement, a New Girl...

With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep...

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“We couldn’t report on this statistic and not take action
ourselves”: BBC Sport introduces new policies to combat hateful
social media comments

“We couldn’t report on this statistic and not take action...

BBC Sport has a message for its 8.5 million followers on Twitter. The pinned tweet...

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CDC highlights case study on how schools could reopen
safely

CDC highlights case study on how schools could reopen safely

To showcase how schools could reopen safely this year, Centers for Disease Control...

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What can “folk theories of journalism” tell us about why
some people don’t trust us?

What can “folk theories of journalism” tell us about why...

I love a good folk theory. A folk theory is “a belief based on received wisdom,...

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Rural jobs grew in June but still 1.4 million lower than
last year, and many areas lost; see county-level data

Rural jobs grew in June but still 1.4 million lower than...

Employment change from May to June 2020; Daily Yonder map. Click the image to enlarge...

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Aided by covid-19 relief funds, longtime officer manager
buys and resurrects closing rural Minnesota weekly

Aided by covid-19 relief funds, longtime officer manager...

Chatfield, Minn. (Wikipedia map) After 40 years working at the Chatfield Newsin...

Local leaders talk about how smarter federal policy can...

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2020/08/11/two-local-leaders-discuss-how-smarter-federal-policy-can-save-rural-america-during-covid-19/...

Federal derecho aid excludes relief for farmers and homeowners

"A federal major disaster declaration approved Monday does not include financial...

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Almost every Gannett newsroom agrees diversity is “critical
to telling stories.” Its staff demographics show there’s a lot of
work to be done

Almost every Gannett newsroom agrees diversity is “critical...

On Thursday, Gannett, the parent company of USA Today and more than 260 local news...

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Keep an eye out for lead-time bias with COVID-19
deaths

Keep an eye out for lead-time bias with COVID-19 deaths

Lead time bias is a well-recognized challenge especially when it comes to studies...

Mail delays expose pitfalls of prescription home delivery

The recent delays with the U.S. Postal Service have exposed a pitfall with mail-order...

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New rural coronavirus cases down a little over past 2 weeks
but deaths up more than 20%; see county-level data

New rural coronavirus cases down a little over past 2 weeks...

Coronavirus red zones, Aug. 8-14. Daily Yonder map; click the image to enlarge it...

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What to Expect in Sports Through the End of 2020

What to Expect in Sports Through the End of 2020

As sports teams and governing bodies continue to adjust to the ongoing COVID-19...

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Vice wants to send you print mail to help you understand the
plight of the United States Postal Service

Vice wants to send you print mail to help you understand...

Last year, Aaron Gordon, a senior writer for Vice’s Motherboard, received a handwritten...

Postal Service stops changes after uproar over slower delivery

"Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, facing intense backlash over cost-cutting moves...

Aug. 26 webinar to discuss rural maternal and childbirth...

A free Aug. 26 webinar will discuss the challenges women face in obtaining maternal...

Recent Midwestern derecho was like an 'inland hurricane'...

On Monday, Aug. 10, a storm known as a derecho wreaked havoc over a 700-mile stretch...

Biden aims to win more rural voters at Democratic National...

"The Biden campaign wants to undercut President Donald Trump’s sweeping victory...

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Fortnite’s battle with Apple and Google could have an impact
on news publishers, too

Fortnite’s battle with Apple and Google could have an impact...

The internet tells me that you can choose to play Fortnite — “The Most Important...

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COVID-19 plus flu season could overwhelm health care
system

COVID-19 plus flu season could overwhelm health care system

As we start moving into fall and winter, Americans are certain to be facing a continuation...

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Some countries are using the pandemic as an excuse to crack
down on journalism

Some countries are using the pandemic as an excuse to crack...

Ed. note: Here at Nieman Lab, we’re long-time fans of the work being done at First...

The YouTube convention

Tragic circumstances forced them into it, but the Democrats created the first democratic...

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Vice is bringing in a big audio team to do new kinds of
podcasts — from a daily news show to a seasonal series

Vice is bringing in a big audio team to do new kinds of...

And then there’s Arielle Duhaime-Ross, whose hiring marks a homecoming of sorts....

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Hong Kong’s press freedom is on life support thanks to the
new security law

Hong Kong’s press freedom is on life support thanks to...

When more than 200 police officers raided the headquarters of Hong Kong’s biggest...

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Rural publisher proposes temporary USDA "Prevented
Printing" subsidy plan for struggling community
newspapers

Rural publisher proposes temporary USDA "Prevented Printing"...

When farmers weren't able to plant crops in 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture...

Interior to reopen schools on Native American reservations

"The federal agency tasked with the oversight of some schools on Native American...

Can the arts help save rural America from the recession?

"Far from major population centers or cutting-edge cultural trends, galleries, museums...

Rural home sales spike in New England because of pandemic

Some data has suggested that rural home sales may be increasing as city dwellers...

Rural hospitals' broad experience can help in covid-19...

As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention. For many rural hospitals...

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FDA promises crackdown on researchers who fail to properly
register and report studies

FDA promises crackdown on researchers who fail to properly...

For two decades, researchers have been required to register clinical trials that...

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Ergodic education: how to avoid “shovelware” when we teach
online

Ergodic education: how to avoid “shovelware” when we teach...

Death by Zoom: are we mistakenly trying to recreate the classroom instead of making...

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What Trump’s drug manufacturing order may mean for
seniors

What Trump’s drug manufacturing order may mean for seniors

President Trump’s recent executive order, which mandates certain government agencies...

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Controversial nominee pulled, but he will keep running
BLM

Controversial nominee pulled, but he will keep running...

William "Perry" Pendley "The Trump administration withdrew the controversial nomination...

Wed. webinar to discuss connection between immigrants and...

The Aspen Institute will hold a free webinar at 2:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Aug....

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Medicaid expansion voters OKd in Missouri was opposed by
most in rural areas, but it may help them most

Medicaid expansion voters OKd in Missouri was opposed by...

"Missouri recently became the fifth straight red state to approve Medicaid expansion...

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Temporary battle against covid-19 helped teach Native
community in N.C. to battle longstanding opioid epidemic

Temporary battle against covid-19 helped teach Native community...

The "intricate and bold" steps taken to help tamp down the coronavirus pandemic...

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A few pandemic pivots

A few pandemic pivots

Here’s an update on an impressive pandemic-inspired pivot by Samir Arora’s Sage,...

Postmaster general and chairman of Postal Service Board...

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and the chair of the board that hired him have agreed...

The history of print, media & journalism in 45 minutes

Here is a video I made for all our incoming students at the Newmark Journalism School...

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Blog Profiles: Personal Finance Advice Blogs

Blog Profiles: Personal Finance Advice Blogs

Welcome toBlog Profiles! Each week, we select a topic and handful of blogs that...

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Blog Profiles: Homeschool Blogs, Part 2

Blog Profiles: Homeschool Blogs, Part 2

Welcome toBlog Profiles! Each week, we select a topic and handful of blogs that...

Trump administration weakens drillers' responsibility to...

"The Trump administration formally weakened a major climate-change regulation on...

Quick hits: Podcast explores being Black in Appalachia;...

Here's a roundup of stories with rural resonance; if you do or see similar work...

Aug. 19 webinar to discuss new toolkit to help explain...

A free webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 19, will discuss a new online toolkit meant to...

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On PR Newswire: CEO Outlooks, Millennials Heading to the
‘Burbs, Consumers Eager to Dine Out

On PR Newswire: CEO Outlooks, Millennials Heading to the...

With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep...

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Writer, a longtime rural resident, says President Trump's
attack on the Postal Service is a threat to rural America

Writer, a longtime rural resident, says President Trump's...

President Trump's efforts to dismantle and further privatize the U.S. Postal Service...

Trump trashes mail-in voting, then says he would sign coronavirus...

"President Trump stirred new questions on Thursday about whether he would seek to...

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Application period opens for Health Journalism 2021
fellowships

Application period opens for Health Journalism 2021 fellowships

It’s never too early to start planning to attend the next annual conference of the...

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Media Insider: Women Leaders Want Better VP Coverage, Globe
Union Rallies, Postponed College Football Disrupts TV Ads

Media Insider: Women Leaders Want Better VP Coverage, Globe...

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round-up of media stories from the week....

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N.C. journalist goes to Europe for lessons about opioid
crisis

N.C. journalist goes to Europe for lessons about opioid...

Last year, Taylor Knopf, a health care journalist at North Carolina Health News,...

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New rural covid-19 infections declined in first week of
August, but rural covid deaths grew by 52%

New rural covid-19 infections declined in first week of...

Covid-19 red zones, Aug. 1-8. Daily Yonder map; click the image to enlarge it or...

Analysis shows higher mortality rate among rural Black...

Americans' average lifespan has increased over the past half-century, but significant...

Nearly half of Iowa corn crop damaged in derecho storm

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/08/12/iowa-derecho-corn-damage/

Ky. journalist shares struggle with covid-19—and a warning...

The coronavirus pandemic hit unexpectedly close to home recently for Jennifer P....

Rural school districts share creative solutions for lack...

Lack of broadband access was a big challenge for rural school districts this past...

Medicare pilot program aims to reduce rural health-care...

A new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ServicesInnovation Center pilot program...

Pandemic threatens county fairs; many ineligible for aid

The pandemic has disrupted life in uncountable ways; one less-mentioned victim is...

Some agencies can't or won't say how many wildfire fighters...

https://dailyyonder.com/how-many-wildland-firefighters-have-covid-19-some-agencies-wont-or-cant-say/2020/08/07/...

Infections among children spike as schools try to reopen;...

Anew analysis by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital...

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Tell us what you need to cover COVID-19

Tell us what you need to cover COVID-19

By Ryan Pitts For the next several months, OpenNews and Big Local News will work...

Founder of Laura's Lean Beef wants to grow a new agriculture...

https://www.lanereport.com/129097/2020/07/local-jobs-local-wealth-and-a-fix-for-climate-change/?utm_source=Faster%20Lane%20Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=...

Registrations open for virtual Society of Environmental...

Registration is open for the Society of Environmental Journalists' 30th annual conference....

Trump presidency highlights the 'complete fusion of evangelical...

President Trump rose to power in part because he promised evangelical Christians...

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3 more angles most often used to tell data stories:
explorers, relationships and bad data stories

3 more angles most often used to tell data stories: explorers,...

Yesterday I wrote the first of a two-part series on the 7 angles that are used to...

Critics say Mississippi program meant to reward student...

Mississippi's state legislature created the School Recognition Program in 2014,...

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Outgoing New York Times CEO Mark Thompson thinks there won’t
be a print edition in 20 years

Outgoing New York Times CEO Mark Thompson thinks there...

Mark Thompson has been chief executive officer at The New York Times since 2012...

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9 Education News Sites to Follow for Back-to-School
Updates

9 Education News Sites to Follow for Back-to-School Updates

From time to time, an industry or subject inspires us to create a best-of list....

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As death rates rise, nursing and LTC facilities face
critical testing, PPE challenges

As death rates rise, nursing and LTC facilities face critical...

Six months after the first nursing home residents died of the novel coronavirus,...

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Here are the angles journalists use most often to tell the
stories in data

Here are the angles journalists use most often to tell...

In my data journalism teaching and training I often talk about common types of stories...

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Hefty issue of HealthBeat headed for mailboxes

Hefty issue of HealthBeat headed for mailboxes

The latest issue of HealthBeat is expected to be delivered to members of the Association...

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What’s up with all the news photos that make beaches look
like Covid hotspots?

What’s up with all the news photos that make beaches look...

The growing stream of reporting on and data about fake news, misinformation, partisan...

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Media Insider: NBCU Faces Layoffs, Facebook Launches TikTok
Rival, RNC Closed To Press

Media Insider: NBCU Faces Layoffs, Facebook Launches TikTok...

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round-up of media stories from the week....

Quick hits: USDA says don't plant random seeds from China;...

Here's a roundup of stories with rural resonance; if you do or see similar work...

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Rural covid-19 deaths surpassed 10,000 on July 30, with
daily deaths doubling over last half of July

Rural covid-19 deaths surpassed 10,000 on July 30, with...

Covid-19 red zones, July 26-Aug. 1. Daily Yonder map; click the image to enlarge...

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On PR Newswire: Christmas Stamps Revealed, CEOs Foresee More
Flexible Workforces, Pandemic’s Impact on Homebuyers

On PR Newswire: Christmas Stamps Revealed, CEOs Foresee...

With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep...

Pandemic shut-downs exacerbate rural broadband gap

For many rural residents, the only way to access reliable high-speed internet is...

Non-partisan workshops to discuss election cybersecurity

In an uncertain election season, "journalists are being warned not to expect to...

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Twitter will now label state-controlled media
accounts

Twitter will now label state-controlled media accounts

Twitter is going to start labeling state-run news organizations as such, it announced...

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New debut novel a mystical, moving tale about surviving
childhood sexual abuse and poverty in Appalachia

New debut novel a mystical, moving tale about surviving...

Every Bone a Prayer, a debut novel from Kentucky author Ashley Blooms details a...

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Fauci says school reopening ‘may not be prudent’ in some
areas

Fauci says school reopening ‘may not be prudent’ in some...

Communities and school leaders need to exercise common sense as they weigh options...

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People who engage with false news are hyper-concerned about
truth. But they think it’s being hidden.

People who engage with false news are hyper-concerned about...

We might also fail to understand how certain ways of knowing, such as media literacy,...

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Press release reporting is irresponsible — especially in a
pandemic

Press release reporting is irresponsible — especially in...

I received a text from a friend this week with a link to an article about a new...

Series examines human trafficking in rural America

https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/rural-monitor/human-trafficking/?utm_source=racupdate&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=update072920...

Rural utility co-ops bringing faster internet to rural...

Broadband access has never been more important, but many rural areas lack it, or...

Outstanding rural volunteers could win $10,000 award; local...

Nominations are open for the Small Town America Civic Volunteer Award, which recognizes...

Society of Environmental Journalists' annual award for...

The Society of Environmental Journalists has announced the winners of its annual...

Human trafficking is on the rise, and rural health care...

Human trafficking may sound like a faraway problem, but it happens in rural areas,...

Study: surge in child ATV injuries likely linked to pandemic

https://marshfieldresearch.org/nccrahs-news/surge-in-child-atv-injuries-likely-linked-to-pandemic-experts-say...

Cattle farmers struggle as major meatpackers make record...

Cattle farmers generate more than half of U.S. farm revenue, but they're dealing...

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In the arena: Ken Doctor is moving from “media analyst” to
“media CEO” with Lookout, his plan for quality local news

In the arena: Ken Doctor is moving from “media analyst”...

The easiest way to criticize a journalist is to point out the distance between their...

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Pulitzer finalists explain how to use court documents to
cover hospitals’ predatory billing practices

Pulitzer finalists explain how to use court documents to...

Court documents are among the best sources for journalists covering the aggressive...

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Eviction wave could be coming; see how your county
ranks

Eviction wave could be coming; see how your county ranks

Screenshot from the Eviction Lab webiste, showing eviction rates contrasted with...

Trump orders task force to find ways to improve rural health...

On Monday President Trump signed an order aimed at improving rural health care access....

Site lists resources for rural communities during pandemic

Rural schools will face a host of logistical challenges when considering how to...

Poll: farmers and ranchers expect to make less money this...

"An unusually large portion of U.S. farmers and ranchers expects worse financial...

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Two rural Ky. men, one conservative and one liberal, find
common ground in NPR dialogue on race

Two rural Ky. men, one conservative and one liberal, find...

AfterNPR invited two rural men from a Kentucky town—one pro-Black Lives Matter...

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8 Tools Every Journalism Student Needs for Back-to-School
Season

8 Tools Every Journalism Student Needs for Back-to-School...

As August arrives, we know that means school is just around the corner. It doesn’t...

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One year after India cracked down on Kashmir, The Kashmir
Walla turns to membership to survive

One year after India cracked down on Kashmir, The Kashmir...

For Fahad Shah, getting questioned by the police in an effort to intimidate him...

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It continues to be very good to be The New York
Times

It continues to be very good to be The New York Times

Last year, I outlined what I considered to be the four major milestones a newspaper...

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Rural schools face challenges in re-opening; see
county-level estimate of infected school population

Rural schools face challenges in re-opening; see county-level...

New York Times map; click the image to enlarge it. "While the Trump administration...

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Blogger Conferences: Digital Events to Attend in
August

Blogger Conferences: Digital Events to Attend in August

Welcome to Blogger Events, a monthly column of what’s happening in the blog world....

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High BMI, other health factors when young may increase later
risk for Alzheimer’s disease

High BMI, other health factors when young may increase...

Poor cardiovascular health and a high body mass index during a person’s teens and...

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Census Bureau to end counting efforts a month early; map
shows which rural counties are behind in response

Census Bureau to end counting efforts a month early; map...

Response rates to 2020 Census. Daily Yonder map; click the image to enlarge it or...

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Evoking empathy or seeking solidarity: Which is preferable
when covering people without homes?

Evoking empathy or seeking solidarity: Which is preferable...

Much of this research focuses on how the protests are conveyed, explained, and framed...

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Covid-19 outbreaks in farming areas spark harvest
fears

Covid-19 outbreaks in farming areas spark harvest fears

Okanogan County, Washington(Wikipedia map) Migrant farm workers and others in farming...

New Bayer-engineered seed resists five different kinds...

"A new genetically engineered corn seed designed by Bayer to be sprayed by up to...

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As covid cases surge in Appalachia, health departments and
local officials join forces to combat it and tamp down the
politics

As covid cases surge in Appalachia, health departments...

Like much of the nation, stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus in Central...

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Community transmission rate key to K-12 school
reopening

Community transmission rate key to K-12 school reopening

As school leaders and parents grapple with questions about school reopening this...

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Lots of visible likes and shares on social lead people to
spread more misinformation

Lots of visible likes and shares on social lead people...

It’s time to rethink engagement metrics, say the authors of a paper published last...

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Schools with in-person classes more likely in Trump
country

Schools with in-person classes more likely in Trump country

Schools planning to reopen this fall with in-person classes are more likely to be...

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Newsrooms can prosper with remote work — but they have to
make the right adjustments first

Newsrooms can prosper with remote work — but they have...

As journalists in the United States (and many countries around the world), enter...

Hospitals seeking more help in next relief bill; rural...

"U.S. hospitals are on the hook starting this week to pay back billions in federal...

Fact-checking Trump's claims about mail-in voter fraud

President Trump has repeatedly claimed that universal mail-in voting invites fraud,...

HHS can lower some Medicare reimbursements to safety net...

As rural hospitals across the nation struggle financially during the pandemic, safety...

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The 19th, a new nonprofit newsroom dedicated to women and
politics, officially launches

The 19th, a new nonprofit newsroom dedicated to women and...

The 19th, a nonprofit news organization dedicated to women and politics, has launched...

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Blog Profiles: Emotional Intelligence Blogs

Blog Profiles: Emotional Intelligence Blogs

Welcome toBlog Profiles! Each week, we select a topic and handful of blogs that...

Quick hits: movement seeks to increase number of young...

Here's a roundup of stories with rural resonance; if you do or see similar work...

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How much does fake coronavirus news affect people’s
real-life health behavior?

How much does fake coronavirus news affect people’s real-life...

The growing stream of reporting on and data about fake news, misinformation, partisan...

Pandemic highlights need for better rural internet access

Lack of access to health care and education during the pandemic has highlighted...

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The Washington Post’s first public demographic report
reveals its percentage of Black employees is falling

The Washington Post’s first public demographic report reveals...

The Washington Post for the first time publicly released demographic information...

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Media Insider: Tribune Prevents Takeover, Hearst Staffers
Form Union, Former Deadspin Staff Launch Defector Media

Media Insider: Tribune Prevents Takeover, Hearst Staffers...

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round-up of media stories from the week....

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New covid tracker highlights rural inequalities; meanwhile,
new federal database is rife with errors, analysts say

New covid tracker highlights rural inequalities; meanwhile,...

A screengrab from the CURE database. Washington State University map; click the...

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On PR Newswire: Best Hospitals Ranked, Domestic Travel
Surges, Stress in the Time of COVID-19

On PR Newswire: Best Hospitals Ranked, Domestic Travel...

With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep...

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Superbug threat increased by COVID-19

Superbug threat increased by COVID-19

Photo: Matt Gibson via Flickr A little-reported side effect of surging COVID-19...

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Pandemic complicates response to huge California wildfire;
check your county's wildfire risk with interactive map

Pandemic complicates response to huge California wildfire;...

Wildfire risk map from Wildfirerisk.org. Click the image to enlarge it or click...

National Newspaper Association convention Oct. 1-3 will...

https://members.kypress.com/articles/nnas-134th-convention-will-virtually-go-on-as-scheduled/...

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Brenner leaves UnitedHealth Group to return to primary
care

Brenner leaves UnitedHealth Group to return to primary...

Image courtesy John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur FoundationJeffrey C. Brenner, M.D....

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People who get their news from social media are less
knowledgeable about politics and coronavirus, and more likely to
consume misinformation

People who get their news from social media are less knowledgeable...

Ahead of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, a new report from the Pew Research...

Free online course aims to help farmers and and their neighbors...

A free online course aims to help rural farmers and those in farming communities...

Ethanol industry seeks pandemic relief, renewable fuel...

The oil and ethanol industries, long at odds with each other, are both hurting from...

New toolkit aims to help rural areas better access infrastructure...

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced this week an initiative aimed at...

USDA website feature aims to help farmers more easily hire...

An update to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farmers.gov website is meant to...

Poultry workers' unions sue USDA over line speed waivers

"The union representing workers at chicken processing plants in six states sued...

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New covid-19 infections increase in rural counties from July
18-25 but decline in metro counties; see county-level data

New covid-19 infections increase in rural counties from...

Covid-19 red zones from July 18-25. Daily Yonder map; click the image to enlarge...

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A lesson in automated journalism: Bring back the
humans

A lesson in automated journalism: Bring back the humans

Our Duke Tech & Check team has made great progress automating fact-checking, but...

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South Africa’s Oxpeckers is powering up geo-journalism for
investigative environmental reporting

South Africa’s Oxpeckers is powering up geo-journalism...

In some places, it was the gray dust visible in the water buckets that showed something...

Rural Ga. hospital's closure highlights worries about the...

A hospital in southwestern rural Georgia is shutting down, highlighting the financial...

Global gas flaring at highest levels since 2009

https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2020/07/21/global-gas-flaring-jumps-to-levels-last-seen-in-2009...

White House task force finds Indian Health Service needs...

"A White House task force called for broad changes at the U.S. Indian Health Service...

How a tight state budget, lack of summer programs impacts...

A story out of West Virginia shows the impact tight state budgets and lack of summer...

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Two more medical organizations recognize AHCJ membership as
credential

Two more medical organizations recognize AHCJ membership...

Photo: Luis Quintero via Pexels The Association of Health Care Journalists has secured...

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An open letter to the new CEO of The New York Times

An open letter to the new CEO of The New York Times

  July 30, 2020   Dear Ms. Levien, Congratulations on your new position as CEO of...

Nonprofit launched that plans to run anti-Trump rural ads...

A new political non-profit launched Monday, Rural 2020, aims to advocate for policies...

Farmworkers at outsized risk for covid-19; documentary,...

Across the nation, rural counties with large populations of farmworkers are much...

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New nonprofit plans to run battleground state ads saying
Trump has hurt rural America

New nonprofit plans to run battleground state ads saying...

Chris Gibbs A new political non-profit launched Monday, Rural 2020, plans to run...

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NEA president to join webcast on re-opening schools

NEA president to join webcast on re-opening schools

Lily Eskelsen García Lily Eskelsen García, president of the National Education Association,...

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Tips & Tools to Help You Find Your Next Blog Post
Topic

Tips & Tools to Help You Find Your Next Blog Post Topic

I was having trouble coming up with my next blog post topic when I figured it out:...

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Don’t panic. Collaborate.

Don’t panic. Collaborate.

By Sarah Alvarez, Garance Burke, Matt Kiefer, Michael Morisy John S. Knight Journalism...

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News organizations are trying something new: Peace and
quiet

News organizations are trying something new: Peace and...

Recently, I noticed something unusual on public radio airwaves: quiet. The “Moments...

Rural homelessness could go up once federal pandemic measures...

"With federal unemployment benefits ending soon and moratoriums on evictions soon...

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Do podcasts need more video? Spotify thinks it’s worth a
try

Do podcasts need more video? Spotify thinks it’s worth...

It was only recently that Headgum began repositioning itself as an operation with...

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This is how FiveThirtyEight is trying to build the right
amount of uncertainty into its 2020 election data analysis

This is how FiveThirtyEight is trying to build the right...

One of the more challenging things to represent in journalism is uncertainty. Walter...

Three meatpacking workers sue OSHA, accuse government of...

"Frustrated by the lack of response to their complaint of the 'imminent danger'...

Analysis: rural America needs more federal aid to fight...

New covid-19 infections shift increasingly to rural areas, leading some local and...

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Newsonomics: The New York Times’ new CEO, Meredith Levien,
on building a world-class digital media business — and a tech
company

Newsonomics: The New York Times’ new CEO, Meredith Levien,...

Meredith Kopit Levien knew early on that she’d like to head up a news publishing...

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Blog Profiles: Dog Training Blogs

Blog Profiles: Dog Training Blogs

Welcome toBlog Profiles! Each week, we select a topic and handful of blogs that...

Tuesday virtual town hall with bipartisan former USDA secretaries...

On Tuesday, July 28, at 3 p.m. ET, a virtual town hall will discuss the challenges...

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National parks getting trashed during pandemic

National parks getting trashed during pandemic

A volunteer scrubs graffiti off a rock in the Santa Paul Canyon in Ventura County,...

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The coronavirus pandemic has affected women journalists
disproportionately

The coronavirus pandemic has affected women journalists...

The results of a survey by the International Federation of Journalists have led...

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Study: rural residents with disabilities less likely to
trust news or follow public health advice on pandemic

Study: rural residents with disabilities less likely to...

Trust in information about covid-19 by metro status of county. (University of Montana...

Sinclair Broadcasting to postpone airing discredited 'Plandemic'...

Following widespread public outcry, Sinclair Broadcasting is reconsidering plans...

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Nursing homes get more financial help, must test more
often

Nursing homes get more financial help, must test more often

Photo: michael_swan via Flickr U.S. nursing homes that participate in Medicare and...

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The pandemic has spawned disinformation campaigns that blend
truth, lies, and sincere beliefs

The pandemic has spawned disinformation campaigns that...

The COVID-19 pandemic has spawned an infodemic, a vast and complicated mix of information,...

Senate stimulus package to include ag aid and more for...

"A $1 trillion coronavirus relief package that Senate Republicans are trying to...

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One-third of rural counties in 'red zone' for covid-19
cases, according to White House task force; see county-level
data

One-third of rural counties in 'red zone' for covid-19...

New covid-19 cases from July 11-18. Daily Yonder map; click image to enlarge it...

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Welcome AHCJ’s newest members

Welcome AHCJ’s newest members

Please welcome these new professional and student members to AHCJ. All new members...

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Media Insider: More Newsroom Layoffs Expected, NYT Buys
Serial Productions, Twitter Confirms Subscription Test

Media Insider: More Newsroom Layoffs Expected, NYT Buys...

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round-up of media stories from the week....

Survey details the heavy toll of covering the pandemic...

A small but in-depth survey highlights the emotional toll covering the pandemic...

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AHCJ webcast to explore how schools might safely reopen this
fall

AHCJ webcast to explore how schools might safely reopen...

Photo: Phil Roeder via Flickr America’s 13,000 school systems have been under tremendous...

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On PR Newswire: Briggs & Stratton Files Chapter 11,
eBay Sells Classifieds Business, Car Thefts Decline

On PR Newswire: Briggs & Stratton Files Chapter 11,...

With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep...

Quick hits: Appalachian New Deal offered; rural homelessness...

Here's a roundup of stories with rural resonance; if you do or see similar work...

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Map shows which states are allowing in-person prison visits;
database shows state-level impact of covid-19 in prisons

Map shows which states are allowing in-person prison visits;...

Map by The Marshall Project; click the image to enlarge it or click here for the...

Halliburton looking beyond U.S. shale oil as fracking remains...

The pandemic has soured the outlook on the U.S. shale oil industry, but there's...

Study shows disparities that hurt rural children's health

Though rural living offers some benefits to health, such as increased community...