On PR Newswire: How Coronavirus is Impacting Workers, Television Viewing

With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy:

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Two Months without Pay Pushes Food and Retail Workers to Spend 40% of their Annual Income on Rent

American renters who work in food and retail industries can find themselves spending 40% of their annual income on housing costs if they are unable to work for two months — up about six percentage points from their current rent burden. As local governments limit or close businesses to stop the spread of the coronavirus, different measures have been proposed to alleviate the financial hardships facing employees. Zillow analyzed how a short-term loss of income could affect renters’ finances, and what effect these proposals could have on housing affordability for workers in some hard-hit industries if they are out of work for two months.

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ViacomCBS and Meredith Corp. Announce Multi-Year Affiliation Renewals

ViacomCBS and Meredith Corp. on March 26 announced a multi-year deal to renew affiliation agreements for all seven of its CBS affiliates, including three top 25 market affiliates: WGCL in Atlanta; KPHO in Phoenix; and KMOV in St. Louis, Mo. The seven markets combined reach 7% of the U.S. audience serving more than 7.6 million television households.

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Comscore Finds Consumers Embracing Live Broadcast & Cable Television Programming During Coronavirus Pandemic

New research from Comscore, a trusted partner for planning, transacting, and evaluating media across platforms, finds that in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans see television as a vital resource. An analysis of preliminary live viewing data from Comscore’s footprint of more than 60 million TVs nationwide uncovered several key trends to watch.

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Emergency Physicians to American Public: Stay Home, Save Lives

As emergency physicians risk their lives each day as they battle the worldwide pandemic COVID-19, they have a request of the American people: stay home and save lives. “Emergency physicians are working tirelessly to protect as many people as possible. You too can do your part: stay home and save lives,” said William Jaquis, MD, FACEP, president of ACEP. “This is the only way to slow the virus and the best strategy to prevent our health system from becoming overwhelmed.”

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United Way of New York City Announces Official Launch of the COVID-19 Community Fund

United Way of New York City (UWNYC) on March 25 announced the official launch of the COVID-19 Community Fund to assist the most vulnerable New Yorkers impacted by the global pandemic. The COVID-19 Community Fund will provide resources to our partner community-based organizations that work with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of the outbreak. To help support the fund’s initial kickoff, the New York Jets and the Johnson family and National Grid have made generous donations of $500,000 and $250,000, respectively.

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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists.  He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.

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