Prolific North is committed to keeping our readers updated on the myriad ways COVID-19 is affecting the creative, marketing, media and tech sectors in the region and beyond. We'll be providing the most up-to-date information on our liveblog as well as expert insights into how companies are weathering this situation, which is affecting everyone's lives.

Read on to get the latest coronavirus news, as well as exploring the development opportunities and events available remotely for professionals across the region.

Ben Monro-Davies, the editor of Sky News’ Sunrise, has talked about how Covid-19 may change the way that broadcast news is reported.

ITV has revealed some of the changes it’s making to its schedule in the wake of the coronavirus.


Broadcasters, publishers, news agencies and social media platforms say they will work together to “rapidly identify” and “stop the spread of harmful Coronavirus disinformation”

Manchester-based Adzooma, has announced that it will be providing free access to its full platform to help businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.

Follow all of the latest updates and insights onto the impact of coronavirus on marketing, media and technology.

Harrogate-based mental health app, My Possible Self, is to go free, to combat stress during the coronavirus.

A specialist radio station, to bring information about Covid-19 to Manchester audiences launched this week.

Manchester-based print group, Grafenia, has issued a call for “otherwise sustainable” businesses which are struggling in the wake of the coronavirus.


While the Sheffield-headquartered games developer admits “there has been some disruption and loss of efficiency” as a result of coronavirus, it adds that early indications for 2020 are "encouraging”.


Newsquest, which publishes about 200 brands including the Northern Echo and Carlisle News and Star, is placing a “significant number” of its staff on enforced leave and cutting the wages of those who remain in response to the coronavirus pandemic.


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