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Show your work: The new terms for trust in journalism

Show your work: The new terms for trust in journalism

It’s been eight years since the internet philosopher David Weinberger wrote , “Transparency is the new objectivity.” It’s been 16 years since Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel said , in their great book The Elements of Journalism , “The willingness of the journalist to be transparent about what he […]
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Regular local voting, community attachment strongly linked to news habits

1. Regular local voting, community attachment strongly linked to news habits

Civic Engagement Strongly Tied to Local News Habits Overall, those most engaged in civic life tend to also be the most tapped into local news, but an examination of five aspects of civic life and their relationships to three areas of local news habits finds that attachment to one’s […]
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How reader funding is helping save independent media across the world

How reader funding is helping save independent media across the world

After the Guardian wrote three weeks ago about the collapse of independent media all around the world , it quickly became apparent that was only half the story. Press freedom is at its lowest ebb this century. Authoritarian rulers and an economic rout have combined to drive hundreds of […]
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B.C.’s top local news stories of 2017

B.C.’s top local news stories of 2017

There was no shortage of shocking, stirring, and amazing news stories to come out of our communities in British Columbia. Here is Black Press Media’s ‘Year in Review’ of the biggest and best headlines from across B.C. North Vancouver mountain peak named after Tim Jones To honour the passing […]
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How reader funding is helping save independent media across the world

How reader funding is helping save independent media across the world

After the Guardian wrote three weeks ago about the collapse of independent media all around the world , it quickly became apparent that was only half the story. Press freedom is at its lowest ebb this century. Authoritarian rulers and an economic rout have combined to drive hundreds of […]
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Year of reckoning looms for Canada’s newspapers

This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. —— Author: Marc Edge, Professor of Media and Communication, University Canada West As 2018 dawns, it’s clear that Canada’s news […]
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Opinion: Hyperlocal focuses on news outside your doorstep that’s worth knowing

Opinion: Hyperlocal focuses on news outside your doorstep that’s worth knowing

0 Santa and Mrs. Claus visit the AJC’s Hyperlocal team. Back row, L to R, Cobb Reporter Ben Brasch, N. Fulton Reporter Mitch Northam, Hyperlocal Coach Janel Davis, Intown Atlanta Reporter Becca Godwin, Middle row, SEO Content Producer Courtney Martinez, Hyperlocal Senior Editor Melissa Hall, Mrs. Santa Claus, Santa […]
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Taking heart from top-down efforts to bolster local journalism

Taking heart from top-down efforts to bolster local journalism

DEBATES THIS YEAR over a succession of health-care bills led media outlets from the coasts and Washington, DC, into “Trump country .” Here’s a snapshot from Kentucky, where I work : Politico went to Salyersville to scrutinize the complications of a Medicaid work requirement. The New York Times parachuted […]
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Audience Engagement: Now Essential For Journalists (And Politicians)

Audience Engagement: Now Essential For Journalists (And Politicians)

“Political campaigns have developed remarkable skills and technologies to circumvent the media when engaging with potential voters.” Journalists no longer just inform their audiences. They engage with their users. As a result, media outlets are pouring more resources into building the infrastructure for interaction. Audience engagement has become a […]
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2017 was a disastrous year for local news

2017 was a disastrous year for local news

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters Local news matters now more than ever — and it’s also in unprecedented peril. In the midst of an unparalleled presidential war on the press , people still trust and rely on their local news . This year we’ve watched local journalists contribute invaluable […]
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