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Why the Gannett-Gatehouse Merger Will Speed The Demise Of Local News

GateHose Media announced an agreement to acquire Gannett Co. Inc, which would create the largest local news publishing organization in the U.S. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Getty Two stories involving the news media broke this week. One received much more attention than it deserved–an awkward New York Times […]
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Daily honours hyperlocal news website founder for digital journalism work

A regional daily has honoured the founder of a hyperlocal news website on its patch for his work in digital journalism. The Yorkshire Evening Post ’s annual prize for local digital journalism excellence has been given to Luke Hudson, pictured, who created a site called Aireborough News. The prize, […]
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Why the “golden age” of newspapers was the exception, not the rule

“In our ‘news’ today we can see the tattler, the party pamphlet, the recondite journal of opinion, the yellow rag, the journal of commerce, the sob sister, the literary journal, and the progressive muckraker.” Journalists pride themselves on knowing their history when it comes to politics and economics, but […]
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Quebec forks out $5M in aid as major newspaper chain seeks bankruptcy protection Social Sharing

The Quebec government says it will invest $5 million in a French-language newspaper chain that sought bankruptcy protection Monday. Le Groupe Capitales Médias owns daily newspapers in some of Quebec’s largest markets, including Quebec City’s Le Soleil, Le Droit of Gatineau-Ottawa and Trois-Rivières’s Le Nouvelliste. The newspaper chain was founded by former federal Liberal cabinet minister Martin Cauchon. Its financial difficulties had been widely known for several weeks.  


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How KPCC and LAist adapted the public radio fundraising strategy for a digitally native audience

This is a series on Better News to a) showcase innovative/experimental ideas that emerge from the Knight-Lenfest Newsroom Initiative and b) to share replicable tactics that benefit the news industry as a whole. This “win” comes from Danny Sway , digital fundraising manager for KPCC and LAist . KPCC […]
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NewsLocal launches hyperlocal digital platform The Newcastle News

Welcome to The Newcastle News — a new community website that keeps you in touch with everything that matters most to you. The Newcastle News will deliver compelling news from Port Stephens in the north, Lake Macquarie in the south and throughout the beautiful Hunter Valley region. Signing up […]
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Industry urged to abandon ‘tired clichés’ about hyperlocal journalists

The hyperlocal news trade body has called on the journalism industry to change its attitude and abandon “tired clichés” about the journalists it represents. The Independent Community News Network says it is working to dispel the image of those writing for hyperlocal titles as “bedroom bloggers, citizen journalists and […]
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Increasingly, the term ‘community’ refers to online audiences and participants in story experiences. In this section, part, we’ll examine emerging technologies, with their accompanying opportunities and ethical challenges. We conclude with an overview of journalism that aims to explore a more hybrid, fluid, notion of co-creation, and its relationship […]
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