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Coronavirus crisis affects the news industry. People are demanding accurate information. The growing importance of local journalism is a fact. But how does news publishers can come closer to readers with accurate information?

According to the Facebook announcement the news industry is working under extraordinary conditions to keep people informed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Facebook announced an additional $100 million investment to support the news industry. The fund will be split “$25 million in emergency grant funding for local news through the Facebook Journalism Project, and $75 million in additional marketing spend to move money over to news organizations around the world

Nancy Lane, CEO of Local Media Association said that “this money will not only help keep journalists reporting right now amidst the crisis, the funding will also fuel opportunities for local media to accelerate business transformation toward a more sustainable digital footing”. You can read the original announcement on the Facebook Journalism Project page.

How do other publishers adjust?

Businesses adjusting their profiles and operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many publishers are among them because waiting and doing nothing is a killing factor more than ever.

  1. Essentials Magazine Australia is all about the latest news and reviews on food, wine, hotels, art, and design trends. 
Essentials Magazine Australia (iOS app and Android app)

Once the readers’ attention was stolen by the pandemic, editors of the magazine focused on helpful articles about making money-saving healthy food from limited resources.

2. The Travel Magazine provides highly informative, upbeat and inspirational articles for people who love to travel. 

The Travel Magazine (iOS app and Android app)

While traveling around the globe have stood still, the magazine publishes articles about useful information about traveling online, via the digital resources of the museums available on the internet.

The mobile economy is growing.

Paradoxically the Coronavirus situation makes the mobile distribution even stronger than before because government lockdown policies have increased consumers’ demand for mobile.

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