Four Questions with Philip Napoli

Four Questions with Philip Napoli

Spotlight on Research How Healthy is the News Ecosystem in Your Community? Four Questions with Philip Napoli Philip Napoli, Professor, Duke Sanford School of Public Policy One of a regular series of articles that highlights research in the academy and the profession on the emerging threat of news deserts […]
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With $200k Boost, LION Aims to Take ‘Indie’ News to Next Level

With $200k Boost, LION Aims to Take ‘Indie’ News to Next Level

It was bracing news when local news advocate Michele McLellan’s Block by Block Community News Summit shut down for good after its third annual convention in 2012. But before participants departed from their Chicago venue that fall, they paused long enough to sit down and create a successor – […]
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Changing the conversation: Embracing ‘Local That Works’

Changing the conversation: Embracing ‘Local That Works’

Texas Standard host David Brown listens back to a show segment The weekday statewide newsmagazine is a collaborative effort among four producing stations. (Photo: KUT, Austin) host David Brown listens back to a show segment. The weekday statewide newsmagazine is a collaborative effort among four producing stations. (Photo: KUT, […]
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Full details of BBC’s £8m-a-year scheme to fund 150 local press ‘democracy reporters’ revealed

Full details of BBC's £8m-a-year scheme to fund 150 local press 'democracy reporters' revealed

News publishers and the BBC have revealed how £8m a year will be diverted from the BBC’s £3.7bn a year licence fee income to help plug the ‘democratic deficit’ in local journalism The money will be used to fund 150 “local democracy reporters”, funded by the BBC, but employed […]
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Ads and links in hyperlocal: the rich begging from the poor?

Ads and links in hyperlocal: the rich begging from the poor?

The battle for sustainability in an online landscape is the major challenge facing journalism as it strives to adapt to a marketplace it doesn’t have sole rights to. As a hyperlocal publisher fortunate enough to be able to pay the bills through my other employment, that drive to make […]
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