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7 shocking local news industry trends which should terrify you.

7 shocking local news industry trends which should terrify you.

7 shocking local news industry trends which should terrify you. The withdrawal of established journalism from Welsh communities and its effects on public interest reporting. Dr Andy Williams, School of Journalism, Media, and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University In the first of two essays about local news in Wales, I […]
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Local News Journalism Conference: Know Thy Neighbor: Local News as a Tool for Overcoming Difference

Local News Journalism Conference: Know Thy Neighbor: Local News as a Tool for Overcoming Difference

Moderator: Amira Elghawaby, National Council of Canadian MuslimsChelby Marie Daigle, Muslim LinkThis presentation will explore the challenge of managing diversity, equity and inclusion in the context of a small Muslim Canadian publication. While a lot of work has been done in identifying the biases and blind spots of mainstream […]
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52 ways to make money and support local journalism

52 ways to make money and support local journalism

Credit: Thomas Hawk via Creative Commons. Originally published June 24, 2015 on Medium.com . This morning I spoke to 20 journalists who are enrolled in CUNY’s Summer Entrepreneurial Journalism Training about alternative revenue streams and business models for news. Below is a list of 52 revenue strategies to support […]
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Local News Journalism Conference: Does Local News Matter? Tales From the Trenches

Local News Journalism Conference: Does Local News Matter? Tales From the Trenches

Moderator: Asmaa Malik, Ryerson UniversityKristy Hess, Deakin UniversityLocal news is gaining increasing traction in academic scholarship on a global scale as news media reassess their place in the digital terrain. Understanding local journalism and why it matters is an important component to broader understandings of news and journalism. Hess […]
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Facebook is beginning to reach out to local newsrooms

Facebook is beginning to reach out to local newsrooms

Last week, Facebook visited journalists in Atlanta and Dallas in what looks like the start of a more reciprocal relationship between the social media giant and local newsrooms. Journalists rely on Facebook to help them reach their audiences, but, until now, Facebook’s attention has largely been on national news […]
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Local News Journalism Conference: Understanding Local Journalism: An Overview

Local News Journalism Conference: Understanding Local Journalism: An Overview

**Event is free and open to both registrants and non-registrants**RCC 204, Rogers Communications CentreModerator: Jaigris Hodson, Royal Roads UniversityApril Lindgren, Ryerson UniversityThese are challenging times for local news media in Canada. Local broadcast and print newsrooms have been hit by cutbacks, consolidations and closures and many digital-first news sites […]
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Community radio upholds beauty, power of the small

Community radio upholds beauty, power of the small

In a small town in Minnesota, WTIP shares intimate stories of its community through a newly launched locally focused news department. The coverage includes oral histories, interviews with visitors to the community and reporting on the challenges that residents of small towns face. The stories are touching, funny, and […]
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