Health Officials Consider Mask Mandates As COVID Cases And Hospitalizations Surge

Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer on a Zoom with reporters yesterday recommended, “Everyone two years of age and older should wear a mask in indoor gatherings and indoor settings such as businesses, restaurants and indoors at schools.”

FCC Tops $1 Billion In Emergency Broadband Fund First Wave

Provides broadband opportunities for 3 million-plus students.

Could This COVID Wave Reverse The Economic Recovery?

FCC Extends Lifeline Waivers

Connecticut Reporter Tests Positive For Breakthrough COVID-19 Case

CNN Moves ‘Full Return Date’ To January 10, 2022

Another back-to-the-office date has been pushed into the new year, due to the spread of the Delta Variant.

IBC Welcomes Dutch Easing Of COVID Restrictions

How News Organizations Used Automated News To Cover COVID-19

As the virus spread across the world, governments and health authorities made a considerable amount of open-source data available to the public.

Mindshare: Americans Sustain Higher Levels Of Post-Pandemic Media Usage

How ‘The Morning Show’ Reframed Season 2 Around COVID-19

CNN’s Keilar Fights Back Tears Over Baby Hospitalized with COVID-19

Spike Lee’s Docuseries Chronicling New York City From 9/11 To Covid-19 Gets HBO Premiere Date

Los Angeles Experiencing “Alarming Increase” In Covid Hospitalizations

White House Imposes Vaccine Mandate On All Visitors, Including Journalists

99.6% of WHCA survey respondents reported they had been fully vaccinated by the end of June.

Texas Station Hit Hard by Covid Mandates Masks

KVEO, which had three staffers come down with the virus, will revisit the policy in two weeks.

Americans Say Media’s Crisis Coverage Causes Them To Stockpile Products

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults surveyed say they have stockpiled as a result of press coverage, including 50% who say it has been a major influence on their stockpiling behaviors.

Consumers Still Prefer to Stream, J.D. Power Report Says

CNN Fires Unvaccinated Staffers

WarnerMedia News and Sports chairman Jeff Zucker said in a memo that CNN had been operating on the honor system by not requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination from employees returning to the office. “In the past week, we have been made aware of three employees who were coming to the office unvaccinated. All three have been terminated,” Zucker said.

Journalists’ Guide To COVID Data

As coronavirus resurges across the country, medical data is no longer just the purview of epidemiologists (though a quick glance at any social media comments section shows an unlikely simultaneous surge in the number of virology experts and statisticians). Journalists reporting on COVID, however, have a particular obligation to understand the data, to add context and to acknowledge uncertainty when reporting the numbers. This guide to common COVID metrics is designed to help journalists know how each data point is calculated, what it means and, importantly, what it doesn’t mean.