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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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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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Changing the conversation: Embracing ‘Local That Works’

Changing the conversation: Embracing ‘Local That Works’

Texas Standard host David Brown listens back to a show segment The weekday statewide newsmagazine is a collaborative effort among four producing stations. (Photo: KUT, Austin) host David Brown listens back to a show segment. The weekday statewide newsmagazine is a collaborative effort among four producing stations. (Photo: KUT, […]
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News Deserts Threaten Democracy

News Deserts Threaten Democracy

Newspaper circulation has been shrinking across the U.S. Fake news has received significant attention in the wake of the 2016 election. But to many in the news industry, it’s the continuing demise of real news organizations that raises bigger warning flags. “For newspapers, 2015 might as well have been […]
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If small newspapers are going to survive, they’ll have to be more than passive observers to the news

If small newspapers are going to survive, they’ll have to be more than passive observers to the news

Editor’s note : Damian Radcliffe and Christopher Ali are in the process of completing a report about U.S. newspapers with a circulation under 50,000 for Columbia’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism . The full study, “Local News in a Digital World,” will be published later this spring. This post […]
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Local news is in the fight of its life. Here’s how we’re covering the story.

Local news is in the fight of its life. Here’s how we’re covering the story.

(Photo illustration by Tom Cawthon) During the last two decades, a series of tectonic shifts in the journalism business have jeopardized newsrooms across the United States. Erosion of print advertising. Disruption by tech giants like Google and Facebook. Financialization of the press. Vast news deserts have emerged where once […]
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