COVID-19 Resources

Thank you for everything you are doing to keep your listeners and viewers informed, calm, and ready during this national crisis.  As your association, we want to share some resources and advice that you may find useful as you communicate to an anxious public.

Ideas for Helping Your Hoosier Communities

Share ideas with other broadcasters about what stations can do to help communities, businesses, and individuals.

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A Broadcaster’s Guide to the Newly-Available SBA Loans

This webinar is designed to help broadcasters assess what their options are, the information they need to apply, and how to avoid mistakes.

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COVID-19 PSAs from Indiana Department of Health

ISDH spot from Dr. Kristina Box, State Health Commissioner, providing health tips

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NAB Coronavirus Toolkit

As local radio and television broadcasters navigate the editorial and operations challenges presented by COVID-19, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is providing tools and resources to help stations accurately cover this issue and prepare for the impacts on your staff, community and business.

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P1 Learning Sales Training for Uncertain Times

Free to IBA members, P1 Learning has teamed up with partners, ej4, to provide free access to a few courses to help alleviate some of the fears around the coronavirus, tips on planning for a pandemic and what to say to a client or potential client that is afraid to advertise in these uncertain times.

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Broadcast News Reporting Guide from Poynter Institute

“How Newsrooms Can Tone Down Their Coronavirus Coverage While Still Reporting Responsibly.”
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“AP Stylebook Tips on the Coronavirus.”
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Tips for working from home.
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How journalists can fight stress from covering the coronavirus.
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Avoiding misinformation during a pandemic.
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Sign up for a daily COVID-19 newsletter from Poynter.
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Homeland Security Letters for Broadcasters

The National Association of Broadcasters has circulated two letters from the Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber-security and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) that should facilitate access to your studios and transmitters if/when there are government mandated closures due to COVID-19.

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Indiana First Response Broadcaster ID Form

The IBA wants you to be aware of a federal law that allows broadcasters on-going access to their facilities. 42 U.S.C. § 5189e (a)(1)(A)(i) and (b) defines broadcasters as “essential service providers.” The statute allows essential service providers access to their places of operation in order to “respond to an emergency or major disaster.”

If your station’s engineering personnel need First Response Broadcaster credentials, please fill out the online and hard copy forms available.

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Planning considerations for organizations in reconstituting operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 PSAs from the National Association of Broadcasters

NAB has produced new public service announcements (PSAs) for stations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The PSAs focus on a message of hope and encouragement for Americans. They direct listeners and viewers to

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Enough! A Survival Guide for Today’s Remote Officing Environment

You can now access the recorded webinar from both Derron Steenbergen of the Swagger Institute and P1 Learning’s Speed Marriott. So whether you missed the opportunity to attend or you need a quick refresher, you can now view a video recording of our 45-minute webinar plus our Q&A discussion.

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Webinar: Managing Through a Crisis: What Station Managers Need to Know from the FCC

Washington counsel David Oxenford discusses the things that you need to know about FCC during the pandemic.

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CARES Act: Key Broadcast Provisions

Information related to the federal stimulus package and its provisions for broadcasters

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“Crisis Leadership for Today and Tomorrow” Webinar

As we all grapple with the reality of the COVID-19 virus, Indiana broadcasters who are working as station general managers and sales managers can watch a special webinar by Mark Levy of Revenue Development Resources.

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CDC Resources

This link takes you to the CDC and has information on the virus and guidance for businesses and employers. It links back to every issue related to this virus.

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Surgeon General of the United States

Dr. Jerome Adams is considered a top expert in the United States and could help us identify other experts across the country.

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Indiana State Health Department

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is closely monitoring an outbreak of the 2019 novel (new) coronavirus or COVID-19. This new respiratory virus was first identified in the city of Wuhan in China’s Hubei Province and continues to infect people in China and around the world, including the United States.

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National Institute of Health

Dr. Tony Fauci is the NIAID Director at NIH. He is the most respected person in the United States on this virus as well as other issues. He has been a public servant for many years under numerous administrations.

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