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Now we need to rebuild local newsrooms

After nearly four years swimming through a tangled morass of chaos, misinformation, and an executive power hostile to its purpose, the US media is coming up for air. The world beyond a Trump presidency promises the luxury of spare time and attention. That’s good news. But the Trump administration […]
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‘Saving the journalism industry will require community support’

With American technology companies Facebook and Google collecting around 80 per cent of digital advertising revenue in Canada, some media companies are pushing against their “monopolistic” practices for a fairer playing field. – Andrew Francis Wallace / Toronto Star At least 250 Canadian newspapers have shut down since 2013. […]
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‘Saving the journalism industry will require community support’

With American technology companies Facebook and Google collecting around 80 per cent of digital advertising revenue in Canada, some media companies are pushing against their “monopolistic” practices for a fairer playing field. – Andrew Francis Wallace / Toronto Star At least 250 Canadian newspapers have shut down since 2013. […]
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Why hyperlocal newspapers like Anna Nagar Times matter to news ecology

Senior citizen reading a newspaper ‘Anna Nagar postal staff threaten to go on a strike’ — “This headline might have been of little to no consequence to residents across Chennai; but for the residents of Anna Nagar, their lives depended on it, as communication with loved ones in other […]
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Deconstructing the News Desert

A version of this article appeared in the Tow Center’s weekly newsletter. To stay updated about the Tow Center’s work on how technology is changing journalism, subscribe here . While the term “news desert” effectively conveys the extent of the local news crisis, there is no widespread agreement among […]
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Moving From Print to Podcasts

From Hawaii to North Carolina, local news organizations are finding that podcasts may help build new connections with their communities. Santa Cruz, California faced a big decision earlier this summer: renovate its existing library in the city’s downtown, or build something new, just outside the city. Although it was […]
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‘Go in small with clear-eyed expectations’: How a crop of startups are trying to make for-profit local news work

An unlikely trend is developing in the media industry: people think they can make real money from local news. It’s happening in different formats and in different locations. Axios will release newsletters in four markets early next year. David Plotz, formerly the CEO of Atlas Obscura and editor-in-chief of […]
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In search of the next generation of local media owners

Though a deepening economic crisis continues to plague the local news landscape in the United States, the NewStart initiative has set out to ensure that one aspect is not overlooked: there are some profitable newspapers in the country whose owners are looking to sell. The NewStart local news ownership […]
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