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ONE SECTOR, ONE VOICE: a representative network for the community news sector

ONE SECTOR, ONE VOICE: a representative network for the community news sector

Cardiff University’s Centre for Community Journalism (C4CJ) was set up in 2013 with one goal in mind: to encourage and promote the dissemination of quality news and to help create more jobs in journalism at the hyperlocal level. It’s been a very interesting and eye-opening four years and we’ve […]
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Growing hyperlocal news sector forms network to bid for share of state local media support

Growing hyperlocal news sector forms network to bid for share of state local media support

A new body has been formed to represent hyperlocal news publishers which could help them bid for a share of state support. The network for hyperlocal news providers plans to help the micro-publishers work with the BBC on its scheme to fund 150 reporters who will report on local […]
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TV stations fight ‘sea of sameness’ with experimental local news

TV stations fight ‘sea of sameness’ with experimental local news

Tegna’s Atlanta television station , WXIA 11Alive, tried to break the local television mold last month with an investigation into a national issue: veterans denied benefits after being less-than-honorably discharged when they should have instead been offered treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The story was unusual in several ways: […]
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7 news startups that lift up democracy

7 news startups that lift up democracy

A rally in opposition to the Kinder Morgan oil pipeline on Burnaby Mountain, Canada. Photo by Mark Klotz. These are news startups whose work may impact voters and politicians who choose the destiny of a nation. Every one of these news startups have carried out a crowdfunding campaign since […]
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We need a renewed focus on local news

We need a renewed focus on local news

( Editor’s Note: During his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump wasn’t shy about his hostility toward journalists. His unexpected victory proved his doubters — which included many in the media — wrong. The Conversation, a politics and public affairs website, gathered a group of media experts to explore the challenges […]
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We need a renewed focus on local news

We need a renewed focus on local news

( Editor’s Note: During his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump wasn’t shy about his hostility toward journalists. His unexpected victory proved his doubters — which included many in the media — wrong. The Conversation, a politics and public affairs website, gathered a group of media experts to explore the challenges […]
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‘Spend public notice cash with hyperlocals’, ex-editor tells ministers

‘Spend public notice cash with hyperlocals’, ex-editor tells ministers

A former regional editor says the government should spend more money advertising public notices with hyperlocal publishers – claiming it could change the industry “overnight”. Graham Breeze , left, former editor-in-chief and publishing director of NWN Media in North Wales, has called on both central government and local councils […]
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Print is dead. Long live print.

Print is dead. Long live print.

Roger Fidler is a forefather of digital journalism. In the early 1980s, he wrote and illustrated an essay on the future of news. When Fidler presented his ideas around Knight Ridder, his co-workers sometimes laughed. “It was not quite like Roger had descended from another planet,” a colleague of […]
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