I’ve asked you to make sure you educate would-be voters about their options to cast a ballot.
Are we, the media responsible for the fact there is even a “mask debate”? Elevating the profile of groups like QAnon so much that even when we write about “cannibalistic child sex-trafficking rings” it somehow seems “normal” or “everyday” for those phrases to be on page one? What planet are we on here folks? Just because someone posts something on Facebook doesn’t mean the media has to report it. Just because someone makes an outrageous comment, does not make it “news”.
The Ohio News Media Association has created this page to centralize resources about the COVID-19 outbreak for our member journalists. If you don’t see the information you need on this page, contact the ONMA’s Jason Sanford.
Patricia Conkle has seen the newspaper industry massively change since 1985, the year she first started working for AdOhio, the Ohio News Media Association’s advertising affiliate.
You are the best source for that information but if you aren’t providing it, people will seek it elsewhere and therein lies the problem.
Every newspaper in Ohio should be reaching out to their Congress representatives and expressing concern for the current tampering with the US mail system.
If people did not have our members’ articles to read, they certainly would not be getting any of the information about the Householder scandal from the national press. It is just one very prominent example of why Ohio needs its local newspapers to not just survive but to thrive.
As we head into the summer months, we have some exciting developments to share with members about the status of our bills in the legislature.
To all of our members who are out there covering protests – be careful out there. Never before did I worry that harm would come to one of our journalists at the hands of police but I can’t say that anymore.