Talk with Local Authorities Re: “Essential Service”
We have received a number of inquiries regarding newspapers as “essential services” at times of national emergency. These come at a time when some states are issuing “shelter in place” orders seeking to keep the maximum number of citizens at home during the peak of this public health crisis.
While MPA is in touch with state authorities and staff for Gov. Tate Reeves, we recommend our members be in touch with their local authorities, including county and city governments, to discuss being recognized as such in case such a determination on sheltering is eventually deemed necessary in Mississippi.
We will keep everyone posted as we learn more about this vital topic.
Learn more in this video podcast from Editor and Publisher featuring David Chavern, CEO of the News Media Alliance, and Mike Blinder, E&P’s publisher.
Tax Filing Deadline Extended Till July
From Bloomberg News — Tax forms and payments won’t be due to the Internal Revenue Service until July 15 this year, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a tweet, as the government looks for ways to respond to the coronavirus.
Metro Creative Has Coronavirus Package
H/T Local Media Association — A variety of graphics including COVID-19 infographics, CDC guidelines, health and safety ad layouts, directories and more are currently available to subscribers at metrocreativeconnection.com.
Access all the content with keyword: coronavirus.
Restaurants: To Close or Not to Close?
From the Mississippi Business Journal — Restaurants across Mississippi are either running abbreviated service to try to avoid closing because of the coronavirus pandemic – or have already closed.
What Local Advertisers Need Now… And How to Help Them
From America’s Newspapers — Local businesses have specific marketing needs in times of crisis. History shows that some excel when they employ the right marketing tactics during a downturn. Join us for a 45-minute webinar on how your newspaper can help local advertisers as they struggle with declining sales and customer distractions. With the help of our presenters, we’ll identify which businesses might actually thrive with the right marketing and how you can help them gain a voice, how the “at home” community is causing a big uptick in media usage — and what businesses who are suffering the most will need when the recovery begins.
Presented by: Gordon Borrell, CEO; Jim Brown, President and Corey Elliott, Executive VP Market Intelligence, Borrell Associates and Matt Coen, Co-Founder and President, Second Street.
MPA members can register here for free