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Local online news orgs provided crucial accountability journalism in 2017

Local independent online news publishers produced a steady stream of significant accountability journalism in 2017, from major investigations that had immediate impact on public policy, to deeply reported ongoing coverage of local government, business and public health issues. LION Publishers has nearly 200 members who run local news organizations […]
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Year of reckoning looms for Canada’s newspapers

A critical year looms ahead for Canada’s beleaguered newspaper industry. As 2018 dawns, it’s clear that Canada’s news media are in danger of lurching into the abyss unless Ottawa takes action soon. Enforcing our country’s anti-trust laws to stop the corporate consolidation and cutbacks in local news coverage would […]
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As Low-Power Local Radio Rises, Tiny Voices Become a Collective Shout

KBFG radio held a launch party in December at Peddler Brewing Company in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. SEATTLE — A knowledge of geography is essential if you are running a tiny, 100-watt radio station. Hills are bad, for example, as are tall buildings. Salt water, though, which lies […]
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Local online news orgs provided crucial accountability journalism in 2017

Local independent online news publishers produced a steady stream of significant accountability journalism in 2017, from major investigations that had immediate impact on public policy, to deeply reported ongoing coverage of local government, business and public health issues. LION Publishers has nearly 200 members who run local news organizations […]
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15 ways funders, J-Schools and researchers can better support local journalism

15 ways funders, J-Schools and researchers can better support local journalism Image via CJR The story of local journalism in the United States tends to get overlooked in a narrative dominated by larger players. But, small-market publications represent a major cohort that we know very little about — and […]
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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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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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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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Net Neutrality repeal could damage local news startups

Net Neutrality repeal could damage local news startups

Hyperlocal news sites around the country – including ManchesterInkLink.com – would suffer under Net Neutrality repeal. Repealing Net Neutrality would allow giant chain media to work in concert with Internet conglomerates to limit access to independent, alternative and local news and information, warned LION Publishers about the upcoming vote […]
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Harvard Experiment Finds Large Effects From Small News Outlets

Harvard Experiment Finds Large Effects From Small News Outlets

Examples of stories published during an experiment by researchers at Harvard University. Even small publishers have a large effect on the national discourse, according to a new paper published in Science on the effects of news. “Exposure to the news media,” the study states, “causes Americans to take public […]
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