While local reporters rush to cover the decade’s most important stories, publishers have tried to find their financial footing in Covid-19’s “new normal.”

Last spring, as the pandemic arrived in the United States and spread, local journalists — largely from home offices — wrote about closing businesses, town-by-town testing procedures, and community resilience, attempting to quell uncertainty. 

Emma Cotton of VTDigger.com dives into the high stakes for newspapers, their coverage areas, and how Vermont newspapers are adapting to the changes brought about by the pandemic through interviews with publishers, editors, and media experts.

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