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VIDEO NOW

A Report of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism From October, 2013 until February, 2014, Video Now visited newsrooms across the United States to interview and observe reporters and editors producing video journalism. Video has become an important editorial tool, as well as a potentially large revenue source for […]
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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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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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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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Port Hope council defers vegetation policy

PORT HOPE – A proposal to control vegetation alongside roads in Port Hope was deferred by council Tuesday, following a public outcry. The Roadside Vegetation Control Levels of Service policy sets standards and maintenance for plants, bushes and trees addresses public safety concerns related to visibility of signs and […]
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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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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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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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How can community journalism avoid the trickle down effect of distrust?

How can community journalism avoid the trickle down effect of distrust?

In a somewhat distasteful, yet predictably demagogic performance at the CIA’s headquarters last month, newly-elected President Donald Trump pontificated about the media: “They are some of the most dishonest human beings on Earth…” No surprise really, given his declaration of war against the media. A few days later, his […]
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