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Officials monitoring Cobourg beach conditions

Officials monitoring Cobourg beach conditions

Sand was brought to Cobourg beach, which has been flooded for quite some time, last week in advance of the annual Waterfront Festival. More rain, however, caused more flooding. PETE FISHER/Northumberland Today file photo COBOURG – Town officials are carefully monitoring conditions at Victoria Beach following another weekend of […]
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Historical model on display in Cobourg

Historical model on display in Cobourg

From left, Dean Tapscott, Ron Rose, Henry Heideman, Brian Nelle, Paul Chandler and Ken Willocks spent the last year, along with Peter Dullard (absent), creating a replica of Cobourg using a map drawn in 1874. ROBERT WASHBURN/For Northumberland Today COBOURG – Using a drawing of Cobourg from 1874, a […]
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Life at small-market newspapers: A survey of over 400 journalists

Life at small-market newspapers: A survey of over 400 journalists

Small-market newspapers constitute the majority of newspapers in the United States. What is it like to work at these publications? And what do journalists themselves identify as the fundamental challenges and opportunities for this sector? We set out to answer these questions by asking local journalists at daily and […]
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The difference between NATIONAL news reporting and LOCAL News reporting? Trust.

The difference between NATIONAL news reporting and LOCAL News reporting? Trust.

With all the talk about fake news and how much the public doesn’t believe journalists, it’s important to note that there’s a huge difference in how people view NATIONAL news media versus LOCAL news media. The local folks live and work in your community, go to church there, shop […]
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7 business models that could save the future of journalism

7 business models that could save the future of journalism

The digital era has altered consumer patterns and has in turn disrupted newspapers’ traditional advertising models. This has pushed media practitioners to look for innovative ways to remain profitable. Some of these strategies are already proving that journalism will continue to exist in the future. Below are some of […]
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RESEARCH SHOWS THAT LOCAL NEWS REPORTERS ARE WORKING HARDER THAN EVER – AND THEY’RE LOVING IT

RESEARCH SHOWS THAT LOCAL NEWS REPORTERS ARE WORKING HARDER THAN EVER – AND THEY’RE LOVING IT

By: GREGORY FURGALA Damian Radcliffe, Nikki Usher Layser, Nicole Blanchett Neheli and Sherry Yu (left to right) discuss the economics of local news at a June conference hosted by the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre. (Photo credit: Gregory Furgala) Across the United States, reporters and editors at local newspapers are […]
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LOCAL NEWS MATTERS BECAUSE IT CONNECTS COMMUNITY MEMBERS

LOCAL NEWS MATTERS BECAUSE IT CONNECTS COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Staff Reporter Local news matters because it fosters debate, instigates major social change and connects community members, participants at a recent conference on the future of local news were told. “Does Local News Matter? Tales from the Trenches” offered four perspectives on the impact local journalism can have on […]
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LISTENING POST COLLECTIVE

WELCOME TO THE The Listening Post Collective provides journalists, newsroom leaders, and non-profits tools and advice to create meaningful conversations with their communities. We believe responsible reporting begins with listening. From there, media outlets and community organizations can create news stories that respond to people’s informational needs, reflect their […]
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LOCAL NEWS IS FOREVER CHANGED, AND THAT’S OKAY, SAY RESEARCHERS

LOCAL NEWS IS FOREVER CHANGED, AND THAT’S OKAY, SAY RESEARCHERS

Staff reporter April Lindgren, Colette Brin, Damian Radcliffe and Michelle Ferrier on a panel discussion about the impact of local news June 3. (Photo credit: Angela Long) Local news is important, but it is far from perfect, says the lead researcher for the U.S. Media Deserts Project . Speaking […]
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