The start rate of digital subscriptions was 7.4% for the study period, outpacing the 4% rate of readers who stopped subscribing, resulting in a retention rate of about 96%, per a new study.
Eligible businesses can use these loans for payroll, health care, mortgages and other debts -- and loan forgiveness is possible for companies that use the money to retain workers.
A painful crisis also can be a catalyst for innovation as publishers focus on potential areas for growth during the inevitable recovery.
People who mostly depend on social media for news only make up 18% of the U.S. population, and they tend to be very misinformed about the pandemic.
News publishers in several states haven't been exempted from those state restrictions, leading press associations to demand that authorities clarify the rules.
The executive memo included a list of positive headlines and news stories for other editors to consider.
For many local publishers, the current health crisis is far worse than the recessions that followed the dot-com crash in 2000 and the collapsing subprime mortgage bubble in 2008.
Dozens of websites posing as legitimate news outlets have published false information that deceives readers with conspiracy theories and incites hatred toward immigrants.
From March 10-16, the number of confirmed cases in the U.S. surged from 650 to more than 3,000. About half of U.S. adults (51%) said they're tracking news about COVID-19 "very closely."
The coronavirus pandemic is hurting local arts and entertainment publishers as major cities order the closure of public gatherings.