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FRONTLINE, PBS’s Acclaimed Investigative Documentary Series, Launches New Local Journalism Project

(Wed., June 12, 2019) FRONTLINE, PBS’s flagship investigative documentary series, is launching a new initiative to bolster local journalism in cities and towns across America with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Through the Local Journalism Project, FRONTLINE will […]
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Video: Legislation to protect local news

At a House Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill, the News Media Alliance debuted a new video, Legislation to Protect Local News, on efforts to protect the future of news publishers and high-quality journalism in the United States. Mike Allen and Jonathan Swan of Axios provided keynotes and Alliance President […]
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Doomed to failure? Ottawa’s aid to journalism misses the mark

Please chip in to support rabble’s election 2019 coverage. Support rabble.ca today for as little as $1 per month! What the federal government calls its Journalism and Written Media Independent Panel of Expert s hasn’t had time to meet yet, but already there is evidence that Ottawa’s $600 million […]
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After 174 years, Quebec’s oldest weekly newspaper ceases regular publication

Wednesday’s edition of the Stanstead Journal was its last weekly publication. The paper has served the Eastern Townships for the past 174 years. (Thomas Cobbett Labonté/CBC) Quebec’s oldest weekly newspaper will no longer be distributed every Wednesday to faithful readers in the Eastern Townships. The Stanstead Journal has published […]
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Institute for Nonprofit News welcomes The Narwhal as sole Canadian member

The institute recognizes publications committed to transparency and independence in public interest, investigative journalism This story was originally published by The Narwhal and appears here with the editor’s permission. Read the original post here . The Narwhal has been accepted as a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News […]
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What the death of local news means for the federal election

In the absence of media scrutiny, politicians have started to spin their own stories Resignation and outrage colour veteran journalist Mary-Ann Barr’s voice as she reflects on the Red Deer Advocate and its coverage of the recent Alberta provincial election. “There was a brief in the paper yesterday about […]
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Why local foundations are putting their money behind a rural journalism collaborative

$660,000 to support a 50-member network will go to Solutions Journalism Network and Report for America for one year from a trio of place-based foundations. In the many questions of the future of local news, philanthropy — and more recently, the support of locally-grown philanthropists and funders — is […]
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What is a news ecosystem?

by Nancy Watzman, illustration by Joyce Rice We admit: the term “news ecosystem” may have a certain hypnotic effect, lighting up circuits in the typical human brain to file under “jargon.” However, at the Democracy Fund, systems thinking fuels our decision making, and we believe the concept of a […]
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