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Local audiences consuming news on social platforms are hungry for transparency

Local audiences consuming news on social platforms are hungry for transparency

Executive Summary As more and more people get at least some of their news from social platforms, this study showcases perspectives on what the increasingly distributed environment looks like in day-to-day media lives. Drawing from thirteen focus groups conducted in four cities across the United States, we sample voices […]
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Small-market newspapers in the digital age

Small-market newspapers in the digital age

Too often we tend to hear one single narrative about the state of newspapers in the United States. The newspaper industry is not one sector. While there are considerable variances between the myriad of outlets—whether national titles, major metros, dailies in large towns, alt weeklies, publications in rural communities, […]
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Report: For local newspapers to survive, they need to stop telling everyone they’re dying

Report: For local newspapers to survive, they need to stop telling everyone they're dying

Innovation Photo by Travis Nep Smith via Flickr A new study from the Tow Center for Digital Journalism looks in-depth at small newspapers, what’s working, what’s not and what needs to change. “Local News in a Digital World: Small-Market Newspapers in the Digital Age,” was published Wednesday and it […]
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Report: For local newspapers to survive, they need to stop telling everyone they’re dying

Report: For local newspapers to survive, they need to stop telling everyone they're dying

Innovation Photo by Travis Nep Smith via Flickr A new study from the Tow Center for Digital Journalism looks in-depth at small newspapers, what’s working, what’s not and what needs to change. “Local News in a Digital World: Small-Market Newspapers in the Digital Age,” was published Wednesday and it […]
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Top 8 Trends in Local Journalism

Top 8 Trends in Local Journalism

Local journalism — like the wider news media — has been massively disrupted by the advent of new digital technologies and behaviors. This has unlocked a wider range of information and entertainment sources for audiences, created new spaces and opportunities for advertisers, and resulted in layoffs and the shuttering […]
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Investigative journalism is tough for local newsrooms with fewer resources. The Abrams Nieman Fellowship focuses on that need

Investigative journalism is tough for local newsrooms with fewer resources. The Abrams Nieman Fellowship focuses on that need

The Nieman Foundation, with funding from the Abrams Foundation, will support up to three fellowships next year for U.S. journalists working in local news. The fellows will spend two semesters at Harvard, followed by up to nine months working in the field on a public service journalism project. RELATED […]
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Local News Revenue Conundrum: Digital Media Services & Membership Schemes

To diversify revenue streams media providers in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere are experimenting with a range of different way to secure income. Previously I mentioned a few popular way newspapers are doing this is through paywalls and digital subscriptions and events. In this post, we will discuss the […]
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Top 3 Reasons Local Journalism Remains Important- #3

Top 3 Reasons Local Journalism Remains Important- #3

Journalists interviewed for the Agora report consistently articulated that, despite the pressures and uncertainties their sector faces, core journalistic values and purposes still matter and positively influence the work they do. Interviewees identified three key reasons local journalism remains important in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Previously I talked […]
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Top 3 Reasons Local Journalism Remains Important- #1

Top 3 Reasons Local Journalism Remains Important- #1

Journalists interviewed for the Agora report consistently articulated that, despite the pressures and uncertainties their sector faces, core journalistic values and purposes still matter and positively influence the work they do. Interviewees identified three key reasons local journalism remains important in the Pacific Northwest and beyond: 1. Holding Authority […]
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8 Key Trends in Local Journalism

8 Key Trends in Local Journalism

Image courtesy swiss-truth (CC BY 2.0) Local journalism — like the wider news media — has been massively disrupted by the advent of new digital technologies and behaviors. This has unlocked a wider range of information and entertainment sources for audiences, created new spaces and opportunities for advertisers, and […]
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