CNS budget, Sept. 11, 2020

To: CNS Editors

From: David Poulson and Judy Putnam

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For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Eryn Ho at (616) 485-9295;  hoeryn@msu.edu. 

For other matters, contact Dave Poulson at (517) 899-1640; poulson@msu.edu. NOTE: This is the first file of the fall 2020 semester

WELCOME: To new copydesk chief Judy Putnam who is taking over from Sheila Schimpf and to new technology manager Eryn Ho who is taking over from Tony Cepak. Many of you may know Judy as a longtime journalist who worked many years in Lansing as a columnist at the Lansing State Journal and as a capital reporter for Booth Newspapers. Eryn is a senior majoring in photojournalism and animal science. Here is your file:

CARSEATS – Safety advocates want to put more children in car seats under proposed legislation that has been stalled for years.

CNS budget, Summer 2020 Michigan Environmental Package #3

August 7, 2020

CNS budget, Summer 2020 Michigan Environmental Package #3

To: CNS Editors

From: Eric Freedman 

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For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841; cepak@msu.edu. For other matters, contact Eric Freedman at (517) 355-4729 or (517) 256-3873; freedma5@msu.edu. EDITORS: This is our 3rd summer package of Michigan-focused environmental stories in collaboration with our partner, Great Lakes Echo. HERE’S YOUR FILE:

NORTHERN HARVEST: Northern Michigan has become better known for a variety of excellent restaurants. We talk to the author and several people she interviewed for a new book that explores the development of food culture there, “Northern Harvest: Twenty Michigan Women in Food and Farming.” By Catherine McEvoy.

CNS budget, Summer 2020 Michigan Environmental Package #2

July 7, 2020

CNS budget, Summer 2020 Michigan Environmental Package #2

To: CNS Editors

From: Eric Freedman 

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/capitalnewsservice/

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841; cepak@msu.edu. For other matters, contact Eric Freedman at (517) 355-4729 or (517) 256-3873; freedma5@msu.edu. EDITORS: This is our 2nd summer package of Michigan-focused environmental stories in collaboration with our partner, Great Lakes Echo. HERE’S YOUR FILE:

SINKHOLES: Scientists are returning to Lake Huron this summer to explore one of the deepest mysteries of the Great Lakes – underwater sinkholes. We hear from experts at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, U-M and the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory.

CNS budget, Summer 2020 Michigan Environmental Package #1

June 5, 2020

CNS budget, Summer 2020 Michigan Environmental Package #1

To: CNS Editors

From: Eric Freedman 

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/capitalnewsservice/

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841; cepak@msu.edu. For other matters, contact Eric Freedman at (517) 355-4729 or (517) 256-3873; freedma5@msu.edu. EDITORS: This is our first summer package of Michigan-focused environmental stories in collaboration with our partner, Great Lakes Echo. HERE’S YOUR FILE:

 LOCAL SHOPPING COVID: While many Michigan businesses struggle to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic, loyal customers search for ways to help them out. Here’s a look at stories from a party store in Allegan, a winery in Grand Rapids, an art supply shop in Lansing, a restaurant in Monroe and a boutique in Berkley.

CNS budget, Bonus Week 2, May 8, 2020

To: CNS Editors

From: Eric Freedman 

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/capitalnewsservice/

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841; cepak@msu.edu. For other matters, contact Eric Freedman at (517) 355-4729 or (517) 256-3873; freedma5@msu.edu. EDITORS: This the second of two Bonus Week files with still-timely stories you may not have had space for earlier in the semester. During the summer, we plan to file packages of Michigan-focused environmental stories in collaboration with our partner, Great Lakes Echo. HERE’S YOUR FILE:

PREGNANT INMATES: Some lawmakers want to expand the legal rights of pregnant inmates at Michigan’s only women’s prison, Huron Valley.

CNS budget, Bonus Week 1, May 1, 2020

To: CNS Editors

From: Eric Freedman 

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/capitalnewsservice/

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841; cepak@msu.edu. For other matters, contact Eric Freedman at (517) 355-4729 or (517) 256-3873; freedma5@msu.edu. EDITORS: This the first of two Bonus Week files with still-timely stories you may not have had space for earlier in the semester. Our second Bonus Week file will be next Friday, May 8. During the summer, we plan to file packages of Michigan-focused environmental stories in collaboration with our partner, Great Lakes Echo.

CNS budget, April 24, 2020

CNS budget, April 24, 2020 – Week 14

To: CNS Editors

From: Eric Freedman & Sheila Schimpf

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/capitalnewsservice/

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841; cepak@msu.edu. For other matters, contact Eric Freedman at (517) 355-4729 or (517) 256-3873; freedma5@msu.edu. EDITORS: This is our last regular file of the semester. However, we will have our 1st Bonus Week file next Friday, May 1, and the 2nd on Friday, May 8, with still-timely stories you may not have had space for when we originally moved them. During the summer, as in the past, we plan to provide several packages of Michigan-focused environmental stories in collaboration with our partner, Great Lakes Echo.

CNS budget, April 10, 2020

CNS budget, April 10, 2020 – Week 12

To: CNS Editors

From: Eric Freedman & Sheila Schimpf

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/capitalnewsservice/

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841; cepak@msu.edu. For other matters, contact Eric Freedman at (517) 355-4729 or (517) 256-3873; freedma5@msu.edu. CNS SUPERSTARS: The School of Journalism has canceled its April awards ceremony but is still recognizing our outstanding students. Here are this year’s winners of CNS awards and scholarships. The funding–$8,500 this year–comes from endowments, donations and the annual subscriptions your news organizations pay.

CNS budget, April 3, 2020

CNS budget, April 3, 2020 – Week 11

To: CNS Editors

From: Eric Freedman & Sheila Schimpf

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/capitalnewsservice/

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841; cepak@msu.edu. For other matters, contact Eric Freedman at (517) 355-4729 or (517) 256-3873; freedma5@msu.edu. HERE’S YOUR FILE:

Coronavirus-related stories

RIDES TO WELLNESS: A public transit program that takes U.P. residents to medical appointments and procedures still plans to expand after the COVID-19 crisis is over. In the meantime, ridership is down as non-essential medical appointments are cancelled. It’s modeled after a program in Flint.

CNS budget, March. 27, 2020

CNS budget, March. 27, 2020 – Week 10

To: CNS Editors

From: Eric Freedman & Sheila Schimpf

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/capitalnewsservice/

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841; cepak@msu.edu. For other matters, contact Eric Freedman at (517) 355-4729 or (517) 256-3873; freedma5@msu.edu. HERE’S YOUR FILE:

CORONAVIRUS-RELATED COVERAGE:

MICHIGAN OLYMPIANS: Where does postponement of the summer Olympics until 2021 leave the elite athletes who’ve been training hard for Tokyo? A Team USA softball player from Allen Park and a Team USA BMX racer from Southwest Michigan share their thoughts.