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THE PAST FOUR months have seen a dramatic upheaval in many areas of life – including the news industry. 

Like many news organisations, The Journal saw a collapse in advertising revenue as a result of the pandemic, meaning that even though we are busier than ever, funding and resourcing our work has never been as difficult. 

And also like many organisations, we started looking at new ways of working. We started debunking the huge volume of misinformation around Covid-19 in Ireland; we figured out how to produce our weekly Explainer podcast remotely; we made sure our reporters could safely attend briefings and meet sources so that our readers could still get all the news they needed. 

We launched a readers’ appeal in April which saw more than 5,000 people contributing to help support our journalism, allowing us to operate as normal and even, at times, increased capacity, to cover the increased volume of news. 

This got us thinking about you: the community of readers that has helped make us one of the biggest news websites in the country. 

The support that we received over the past few months has helped us to keep going, and highlighted how important it is for Ireland to have a resilient, independent media. 

So we’re launching a new monthly email called Inside the Newsroom. 

The email will provide updates about what we are doing with funding we receive from our contributors – projects like Factchecking Covid-19Stardust, the Coronavirus Oral History and The Explainer podcast – and bring you behind the scenes of Ireland’s biggest news stories. 

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