New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

By David Chavern
News Media Alliance 

News publishers perform essential function during health crisis


March 23, 2020

Public officials across the country have begun ordering the shut-down of “non-essential” businesses for periods of time. The goal of these orders is to appropriately react to our COVID-19 health crisis. However, these orders can also lead to some confusion about their application to news publishing operations.

It should be readily apparent that local news publishers are carrying out an absolutely essential function in conveying accurate, reliable and critical information to the public at a time of great need. Many consumers are using our digital products, which can often be created and...

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