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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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How digital upstart Charlotte Agenda makes local news profitable

How digital upstart Charlotte Agenda makes local news profitable

Local publishers have to juggle a lot to stay in business. Charlotte Agenda, which covers Charlotte, North Carolina, has become profitable since it launched just over two years ago. It got there by diversifying its revenue sources, building deep relationships with its local advertisers and building as big a […]
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Why being a hyperlocal journalist is giving me an identity crisis…

Why being a hyperlocal journalist is giving me an identity crisis…

…and is making me want to do a PhD about it. Do old school perceptions of journalism really reflect who the producers are in the modern media landscape? The public persona suggests I’ve been clean for eight years. That’s right, eight years without the cold sweats, the constant pressure […]
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Postmedia’s death will be a catastrophe — and nobody knows what to do about it

Postmedia's death will be a catastrophe — and nobody knows what to do about it

There’s a civic disaster brewing in Canada with its news industry. The public doesn’t understand it. Policy makers dare not speak its name. Many close observers think it is quite likely Postmedia will go into bankruptcy, or some kind of bankruptcy protection, within the next year — if not […]
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Newspaper publishers ask Ottawa for $350 million a year to save print journalism

Newspaper publishers ask Ottawa for $350 million a year to save print journalism

Aaron Lynett/National Post files Newspaper publishers, crippled by the digital content revolution that is destroying their business model, have banded together to ask Ottawa to create a $350-million fund to aid the print and online media industry. The Canadian Journalism Fund would reimburse newspaper and web-based journalism providers 35 […]
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Vernonville Community Centre to be included in recreation study

Vernonville Community Centre to be included in recreation study

Great to see Alnwick/Haldimand Township council took a step back to reconsider the closure of this community centre as argued in this column a couple weeks ago. The Vernonville Community Centre. CECILIA NASMITH/Northumberland Today file photo ALNWICK/HALDIMAND – The life of the long-time Vernonville Community Centre has been extended while a parks and recreation study is undertaken. A volunteer committee is expected to be struck by Alnwick/Haldimand councillors at their upcoming council session and then it […]
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Don’t forget about journalism in rural Canada

Re: Should the government step in to save journalism?, June 6 Should the government step in to save journalism?, June 6 The debate between Torstar chair John Honderich and Postmedia columnist Andrew Coyne about whether the government should step in to “save journalism” raises many points vital to the […]
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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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Community news and the changing landscape of journalism in Canada: What we heard

Community news and the changing landscape of journalism in Canada: What we heard

Ethics are a critical concern for community newspapers in a time of digital upheaval/Petapixel Note: A version of this piece first appeared in the Spring edition of our member newsletter. Please consider subscribing to it here . From Tumbler Ridge, B.C., to Wawa, ON, newspapers all over the country […]
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