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Texas Monthly drops its ‘hard paywall’ for all of 2020

Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, New York, on April 7, 2020.
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What is HIPAA and how does it affect our understanding of the coronavirus?

Hydroxychloroquine pills. (AP)

Hydroxychloroquine and coronavirus: what you need to know

In this March 20, 2020 photo, Nadia Muñoz helps her son Luka with his online lessons from a private Catholic school, at their home in an upper-middle-class neighborhood of Lima, Peru. For the makeup artist and her family, Lima's near-total 15-day quarantine hasn’t been too disruptive. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

Could the coronavirus pandemic actually build family relationships? Some experts think so.

The San Francisco Chronicle headquarters building in the SoMa neighborhood. The Chronicle is one of 25 dailies owned by Hearst. (Tada Images/Shutterstock)

Hearst promises journalists at its newspapers no furloughs, no pay cuts

Sydney Hoover covers schools in Eudora, Kansas from her home in De Soto, Kansas. (Image courtesy Sydney Hoover)

The student reporters taking on COVID-19 from their childhood bedrooms

A viral Tweet from user  Hiam Abbas shows a packed subway car in New York City on March 30, 2020.

Are some New Yorker commuters failing hard at social distancing?

Mike Lemcke, from Richmond, Virginia, sits in an empty Greensboro Coliseum after the NCAA college basketball games were canceled at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, March 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)

What’s a sports journalist to do when the coronavirus cancels all the games? As it turns out, plenty.

Shown is the skyline near sunset in Philadelphia, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Philly newsrooms are getting $2.5 million to cover COVID-19

Members of the U.S.  Navy amidst the coronavirus pandemic in New York City. (John Nacion/STAR MAX/IPx)

As coronavirus cases spike in the military, the Department of Defense will stop releasing case numbers by installation

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The Pulitzer Prize announcements have been postponed due to the coronavirus

FILE - In this May 23, 2011 file photo, Meghan Miller stands in the middle of a destroyed neighborhood as she checks on her sister-in-law's home in Joplin , Mo. A sky-darkening storm was working its way into southwest Missouri around dinnertime on a Sunday evening of May 22, 2011, zeroing in on the city of Joplin. Forecasters knew the storm's potential was fierce and gave early warnings. Then, as storm sirens blared, one of the nation's deadliest tornados hit _ leveling a miles-wide swath of Joplin and leaving 161 people dead. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, file)

Covering the coronavirus is like covering a natural disaster, but ‘everyone is going through it’

Don Angelo Riva walks in a park in Carenno, Italy, on April 2. Within two weeks of a lunch with his parents and an elderly priest, both his father and the priest were dead after contracting corona virus. His mother — a widow after 63 years of marriage — was nursing a fever quarantined in her valley home.  (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Writing about death is one of the hardest, most valuable things journalists do — here’s how to do it correctly. 

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A pharmacist gives Jennifer Haller, left, the first shot in the clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19 on March 16, 2020, in Seattle. (AP)

Got COVID-19 vaccine questions? We have answers

It's healthy to complain and commiserate. For planners out there, add it to the calendar. (Shutterstock/Sara O'Brien)

The Cohort: It’s OK to scream and complain. This is a pretty terrible time.

Pharmacist Michael Witte, left, gives Neal Browning, right, a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine for the COVID-19 coronavirus, Monday, March 16, 2020, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. Browning is the second patient to receive the shot in the study. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Scientists are racing to create a COVID-19 vaccine. Anti-vaxxers may soon complicate their efforts.

In this Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, file photo, specialist Michael Cacace, foreground right, works at the post that handles Gannett, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Gannett stock has now fallen to 65 cents a share

Don Lewis’ disappearance was covered by local news, including this front page story in the Tampa Tribune from Dec. 9, 1997. (Image via

Who killed ‘The Tiger King’s’ Don Lewis? A reporter who helped solve Civil Rights cold cases is investigating

A screenshot of the "Journalists Furlough Fund" set up by Seattle Times reporter Paige Cornwell to help journalists who have been laid off or furloughed due to the coronavirus-related financial downturn.

Fundraisers to help laid-off and furloughed journalists are springing up across the U.S.

President Donald Trump speaks during a press briefing with the coronavirus task force Thursday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The pundits have plenty to say about coronavirus. It’s just not always right

A screenshot of the paywall over an article about the coronavirus on the Los Angeles Times website on Sunday, April 5, 2020.

Removing paywalls on coronavirus coverage is noble. It also makes no sense.

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Alma Matters: A style bot, free data sets and the professor who wrote an open letter condemning Fox News

This Sept. 21, 2012, file photo shows an entrance to the Bronx Zoo in New York. A tiger at the zoo has tested positive for the new coronavirus. It's believed to be the first infection in an animal in the U.S. and the first known in a tiger anywhere, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Sunday, April 5, 2020. The zoo says all the animals are expected to recover. (AP Photo/Jim Fitzgerlad, File)

COVID-19 was detected in a Bronx Zoo tiger. What does it mean for pets and pet owners?

Recent stories and cover stories in Salt Lake City Weekly, an alt-weekly in Salt Lake City, Utah

For this alt-weekly editor covering the coronavirus, ‘the shenanigans are a way of holding on to whatever sanity is left.’

President Donald Trump signs the coronavirus stimulus relief package in the Oval Office at the White House, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Washington, as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., House Minority Leader Kevin McCarty, R-Calif., and Vice President Mike Pence watch. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Many news organizations will cast aside historic taboos and apply for federal money. Will they need a whole new set of ethics?

In this March 17, 2020, photo, Theresa Malijan, a registered nurse, has hand sanitizer applied on her hands after removing her gloves after she took a nasopharyngeal swab from a patient at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing station for University of Washington Medicine patients in Seattle. The Associated Press has found that the critical shortage of testing swabs, protective masks, surgical gowns and hand sanitizer can be tied to a sudden drop in imports of medical supplies. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Hospital demand for masks is soaring. Here’s how hospitals use them against coronavirus

A cage of ventilators is moved by forklift, Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at the New York City Emergency Management Warehouse. On March 27, President Donald Trump used the Defense Production act to push General Motors to build more ventilators. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

What authority does the Defense Production Act give the government and how is it used?