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There is a future for local news, but story of transition is still to be told

Local news will be available in the future, but it may not look like what people are used to seeing today, according to local media representatives participating in a panel discussion Wednesday. People want to be part of their community. They want to know what is going on. And […]
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The Power of Place: When ‘Local’ is More than a Catchphrase

The Power of Place: When ‘Local’ is More than a Catchphrase

Reporter Angela Long takes an in-depth look at local/hyperlocal news in rural Canada in a well-researched, insightful article published on the Local Journalism and Its Future website. For anyone trying to understand the importance of local/hyperlocal news outside urban areas, this is a must-read. Click here to view original web page at localnews.journalism.ryerson.ca Continue Reading →

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New local media outlets crop up as traditional community papers close

New local media outlets crop up as traditional community papers close

From left, West End Phoenix managing editor Janet Morassutti, editor and publisher Dave Bidini, deputy editor Melanie Morassutti and photo editor Liz Ikirkio during an editorial meeting, Aug. 1. – Carlos Osorio,Toronto Star Dave Bidini asks “what if” a lot. As in, what if the mainstream press didn’t care […]
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Local TV News Fact Sheet

Local TV News Fact Sheet

Local television news programming has shed audience over the past decade, including this past year in most timeslots studied. Even with these viewership losses, local TV news still garners more viewers on average than cable and network news programs. However, for election news in particular – a big part […]
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VIDEO NOW

A Report of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism From October, 2013 until February, 2014, Video Now visited newsrooms across the United States to interview and observe reporters and editors producing video journalism. Video has become an important editorial tool, as well as a potentially large revenue source for […]
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Building your brand online

Building your brand online

So you want to build up an online profile and get people to start recognising your work. But where on earth do you start? download Flash Player here Alex Ayling, Head of BBC Worldwide Studios talks us through what it is that works for big online brands, and offers […]
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Palleske has big dreams

Palleske has big dreams

Reanna Palleske, 18, of Bewdley, is hoping to realize her dream of becoming an astronaut. She left Saturday to begin basic training for the armed forces. She was accepted to Royal Military College where she hopes to study space science. ROBERT WASHBURN For Northumberland Today If the adage reach […]
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Alnwick/Haldimand Township to update bylaw for liquor applications

ALNWICK/HALDIMAND – It was a moment straight out of the 1920s prohibition era at Alnwick/Haldimand Township council Thursday. A liquor licence application came before council from Jenna Corcoran, owner of the Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat for its guest reception bar tent, guest pavilion, and patio, asking for approval and […]
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