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Cambridge Bay basketball players visit the area

Cambridge Bay basketball players visit the area

Members of the Cambridge Bay youth basketball team were staying in Camborne this past week as they prepare for the prestigious North American Indigenous Games being held in Toronto starting on July 16. Pictured, from left, are coach Terry Aknavigak, Kanen Evalik, Dallas Harvey, Peter Evalik, Lance Akoluk, Joshua […]
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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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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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In search of a local news solution

In search of a local news solution

For a very brief moment this spring, a few floors below the CJR offices, local journalism found itself back in the spotlight. There stood Pulitzer Prize Administrator Mike Pride, himself a product of a local newsroom ( Concord Monitor , circulation 20,000), behind a lectern in Columbia’s Pulitzer Hall […]
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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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The big journalism void: ‘The real crisis is not technological, it’s geographic’

The big journalism void: 'The real crisis is not technological, it’s geographic'

Twenty-four years ago, in the summer after my third year of college, I took a barely paid internship at the local newspaper in Missoula, Montana. I agreed to spend a few hours a week working at the paper in exchange for a couple hundred dollars over three months. To […]
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Why all your news now comes with a heap of condescension

Why all your news now comes with a heap of condescension

BEDFORD, Pa. — While efficiently running the elegant hotel dining room, Traci Smithmyer briefly glances at the stacks of newspapers available for patrons to look over as they take their table for breakfast. The petite brunette wrinkles her nose as she glances at the headlines from the Washington Post, […]
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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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