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Surviving COVID-19
In the midst of a global health crisis, many industries have necessarily ceased work. But journalism is one part of our society that has not, and cannot afford to stop. Sources of trusted information are quite literally more essential than ever. That's why we've created a dedicated page of COVID-19 Resources on our website.

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"What can I say that you haven’t already heard about COVID-19 that would be enough to ease the pain, anxiety or distress that many of us have experienced as a result of this global pandemic?"
Studs Terkel Community Media Awards
SAVE THE DATE: September 24th, 2020
Voices of our Time: Tracy Baim
“Any time you tell me I can’t do something, I will work even harder,” said Tracy Baim (CMA 2005), in the first of a series of blog posts featuring past Studs Terkel Community Media Award winners. 

Use our #TogetherWeCount Census 2020 Toolkit to raise awareness of the census, and help reach hard-to-count populations. Utilize and share the resources below!

Coronavirus response: People, Pegs & Pitches
Last month we held three webinars asking the question: How to tell your story when everything is shut down? Led by Public Narrative President Jhmira Alexander and Michael P. Roach of M PR & Communications.
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