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WTNH, Channel 8, will be doing a special daily coronavirus show at 12:30 p.m. starting today, according to Lisa Carberg:
WTNH’s Mark Davis announced today that he will be “taking an immediate and indefinite leave of absence” because he is not able to “keep the social distancing recommended” for those his age while he works. Read his tweet here.
Ahead of the Governor’s briefing this afternoon, reporters were encouraged by the Governor’s office to practice social distancing, as tweeted by FOX61’s Spencer Brooks:
News 12 has told staff to work remotely and not enter the building, according to a report by FTVLive: “Crews have taken their equipment home and will now do their job from the road.”
FOX61 reporter Tony Terzi tweeted this today:
Colin McEnroe has started a new blog, “How Are You? I Am Fine.” As he stated on Twitter this morning, “When in doubt, start a new blog.”
Here’s an excerpt:
So starting Monday, what the company insists on calling “a skeleton crew” (three of us) will come to the studio, do the show, wipe down surfaces, and leave. Let’s all work on thinking up a term more delightful than “skeleton crew.” Send your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CT Public announced today that most staff is working remotely “over the coming weeks.” You can see CT Public’s Instagram post here.
All of Hearst CT staff will be working remotely for the next week, according to reporter Tara O’Neill who posted this picture on Twitter:
As universities close campuses across the state and transition to online learning, Brooke Reilly, a senior student journalist at Quinnipiac University, shared her thoughts on Twitter:
Hartford Courant reporter Steven Goode posted a picture of the newsroom on Twitter today, saying that “reporters, photographers and editors” there will be working remotely beginning Friday.
The coronavirus coverage has intensified daily as new information breaks.
“Check on your friends who work in news,” FOX61 executive producer Liz Barry wrote on Twitter. “We are going through it right now.”
Hearst CT breaking news reporter Tara O’Neill created a Twitter poll:
Hearst CT health editor and reporter Amanda Cuda replied to O’Neill’s post saying, “It’s tough, particularly when, despite all we write, people complain we’re overblowing this. But we’re just reporting what’s going on!”
CT Mirror’s Mark Pazniokas posted this tonight:
Here’s a roundup of local news outlets’ specific coronavirus coverage:
CT Mirror: COVID-19 Resources Page
CT News Junkie: A page devoted to The COVID19 Tracking Project.
We-Ha.com held a panel discussion on Thursday and you can watch it here.
The Valley Independent: Homepage coverage.
CT Post: Special coverage page.
The Day: Coronavirus Closures page.
Republican-American: Page devoted to virus coverage.
Record-Journal: Providing free coronavirus coverage here.
Journal Inquirer: Designated updates box on the homepage.
The Hartford Courant: Free daily local coronavirus article, Specific coverage page
FOX61: Specific coverage page. Text FACTS to 860-527-6161 for a link to coronavirus coverage.
WTNH: Specific coverage page.
WFSB: Specific coverage page.
NBC CT: Updated Connecticut coverage via the “local” page.
News 12: Specific coverage page.
WNPR: Specific coverage page.
WTIC 1080: Specific coverage page.