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Identifying an immediate need for access across North Carolina to accurate, robust and actionable information about the coronavirus pandemic, Carolina Public Press (CPP) today activated an Emergency News Team, a multifaceted initiative to help ensure all North Carolinians have access to information about COVID-19 and its community impact across the state.

The Emergency News Team is a nimble enterprise comprised of people and resources that will expand the CPP news team to focus on coronavirus coverage, from the local to statewide level. CPP will investigate and report on a wide variety of known and potential impacts on North Carolinians, from health care to the economy, elections to education.

The Emergency News Team will also help North Carolina’s local news organizations continue and/or expand their ability to produce critical news about COVID-19 at the community level.

On a first-come, first-serve basis, with first priority given to news organizations located in and serving rural North Carolina, the team will be available to collaborate with local news organizations to produce needed news. This news will remain freely available to all North Carolinians. It will also be available to news organizations across the state for republication and/or rebroadcast, toward increasing access to needed and necessary information about the crisis.

To learn more about the Emergency News Team, contact News and Community Partnerships Manager Stephanie Carson at scarson@carolinapublicpress.org.

Find all of Carolina Public Press’s ongoing coverage of COVID-19 in North Carolina, including this resource guide that will be updated on an ongoing basis as new information and statewide resources become available, here.


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