As the coronavirus outbreak has affected the normal way of life in the U.S., the media landscape in particular has entered uncharted territory that has benefited some outlets but significantly hurt others as well.Millions of Americans are in self-quarantine and practicing social distancing, causing a huge boost in television ratings, including cable news networks that have been providing roughly 24-hour coronavirus coverage.Several media outlets have been able to function despite many of them having cleared out their newsrooms. “The View” has been broadcasting without an audience. Late-night hosts have been taking their comedy to social media from the comfort of their homes.However, the pandemic has completely disrupted the world of some particular types of media.While small local newspapers have been struggling in the digital age in recent years, the coronavirus plague may mean the “total annihilation” of alternative newspapers as they’ve announced layoffs of staff across the country.”This has, without a doubt, been the single worst week in the history of America’s alternative press. They’re facing a double blow: Not only have their main advertising sources dried up, so have their main points of distribution,” Nieman Journalism Lab’s Joshua Benton said.FOX SPORTS 1, ESPN FACE ‘UNPRECEDENTED SITUATION WITHOUT LIVE SPORTS AMID CORONAVIRUS PANDEMICHowever, a media group is hoping


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