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I’ve been a journalist for 21 years and the owner of the Racine County Eye for eight years. We operate a sustainable news organization that employs three people and supports four other freelance writers. And COVID is already impacting our business again.

That’s why we also need the financial support of our readers so that we can keep the focus on journalism. It’s extremely important as we navigate these complex stories that take more time to write.

The story below is about the impact COVID-19 is having on our ability to provide health care as COVID-19 numbers skyrocket. I worked on the story below for an entire week. I focused on telling this story through multiple layers, including:

  • Policy
  • Data
  • Health information
  • Employees at our local hospital
  • A patient
  • Testing and vaccine information
  • Myths around the vaccine

These are elements that reflect the best practices established by the Society of Professional Journalism. Even more than that, this is journalism that helps our community. But there’s so much more to do. If these stories are important to you, please make a donation to our Racine County Eye Local Media Fund.

Ascension-All Saints Hospital struggles to provide care as state warns of COVID-19 surge

Flooded with COVID-19 patients, Ascension-All Saints Hospital is at a breaking point. Ascension staff told […]

Racine County Eye — 2021 Local News Fund is a program administered by Local Media Foundation, tax ID #36‐4427750, a Section 501(c)(3) charitable trust affiliated with Local Media Association. Funds donated to this program support local journalism projects to inform and educate the public on critical local issues. Through this program, LMF provides funds to this news organization and many others to support these important efforts. Contributions to this program are tax-deductible to the full extent of U.S. law; please consult a tax advisor for details. No goods or services are provided in exchange for contributions.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.