SIPA Members Excel in Their Close Coverage of COVID-19
BioWorld is closely following the race to find a treatment. Today's article is titled Clinical Testing and The New Virtual Reality in Time of COVID-19. "It took less than a week from the publication of Science 37's whitepaper on March 12 encouraging virtual clinical trials to the FDA's decision to endorse the idea, tailored to address the COVID-19 pandemic," Lee Landenberger writes. Yesterday's story was Moving in Record Time, Industry, Government, Investors Focus on One Mission: Beat COVID-19.
InsideARM keeps all the COVID-19 articles affecting their niche—debt collection—in one place on their site. Today's article focuses on a bill introduced by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) to amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) to expand consumer protections for consumers and small businesses during a major disaster or emergency. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) support the bill.
Jefferson Communications' Chesapeake Family, which covers family events and interests in and around Annapolis, Md., includes a special section on Family Life During the Coronavirus, and articles on Virtual Playdates for Kids, Maryland Expands Response to COVID-19 With Healthcare Open Enrollment, and Virtual Museum and Farm Tours to Enjoy at Home.
Magna Publications has a Coronavirus FAQ that includes a conference at the end of May that is still on, advice for campus leaders, how Magna products can help faculty with online classes, and a course on developing an online course.
Business Management Daily has an article on Telework and Protecting Intellectual Property. "This week, millions of new teleworkers will fire up their laptops and log into their employer's intranet, trying to do work while under orders to stay home. This is the new normal for what's anticipated to be weeks – if not months. As you scramble to adjust and keep working, don't forget about protecting your intellectual property. The fact is, having employees suddenly work from home can mean real vulnerability for your trade secrets and other invaluable information. Here's how to address those concerns."
Paperclip Communications has a webinar scheduled March 31 titled Supporting Your Marginalized & Vulnerable Students During COVID-19. "Frontline staff who work with students of color; LGBTQIA+ students; students with disabilities; first generation students; lower income students; and those with housing and food insecurity are working hard to help meet unique needs during this unprecedented crisis."
In the food industry, Agri-Pulse helps farmers and manufacturers navigate the government and stay up to date on virus-related changes at USDA. (Thanks to Andy Kowl of ePublishing for sending that in. Agri-Pulse is also an ePublishing client.)
Hargreaves Joins Industry Dive as COO
Also at Industry Dive, Suzanne Struglinski has joined as public relations manager. She most recently worked as a media relations manager at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and director of membership engagement at the National Press Club.
"With a strong track record of year-over-year growth and a clear vision for our future, we knew it was time to add these unique skill sets to bring us to the next level," said Sean Griffey, co-founder and CEO of Industry Dive. "As we add more publications to cover rapidly changing industries, Meg and Suzanne's ideas and energy are a welcome addition to the team."
Meg Hargreaves has joined Industry Dive as chief operating officer. A 30-year veteran of the publishing and media space, Hargreaves has worked for some of the largest B2B information companies in the industry. She founded Rush River Media, a consultancy serving the information industry, after nearly 10 years at CQ Roll Call, where she was part of the team that managed the sale and transition from The Economist Group to FiscalNote. She is the current chair of SIIA's board of directors and a past president of SIPA.
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Ronn Levine began his career as a reporter for The Washington Post and has won numerous writing and publications awards since. Most recently, he spent 12 years at the Newspaper Association of America covering a variety of topics before joining SIPA in 2009 and SIIA in 2013 as editorial director…