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What kind of information — not just content — do you need as a news consumer?

Pulse, a project launched by Sarah Alvarez and Andrew Haeg, aims to help news organizations text their communities to find out. For all the questions journalists ask, sometimes one of the most important ones can get lost in the shuffle: What do you, as a reader/​listener/​viewer/​news absorber, need ? […]
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The future of local news is one bound with our own

The future of local news is sobering but not without some measure of hope. By illuminating both the values and challenges besetting local journalism, we can reimagine a new day for local news. In 2016, the world witnessed a dramatic political shift as Brexit in the United Kingdom, followed […]
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How Newsrooms are Making (Some) Money That’s Not from Advertising: Lessons from Local, Part 2

The Washington Post, The New York Times and The Guardian have successfully shifted their business models from ads to subscriptions. So it’s possible, but not easy. We’ll show what’s working for local newsrooms. Enroll in Training Package and Save These five, half-hour webinars are available individually, at $19.95 each […]
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The future of local news is one bound with our own

The future of local news is sobering but not without some measure of hope. By illuminating both the values and challenges besetting local journalism, we can reimagine a new day for local news. In 2016, the world witnessed a dramatic political shift as Brexit in the United Kingdom, followed […]
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Water in a news desert: New Jersey is spending $5 million to fund innovation in local news

The dollar amount isn’t huge, and it will barely put a dent in the crisis of local news. But it’s also an official statement that communities’ information voids are a problem worthy of government attention. Compared to its peers, the United States is notoriously stingy when it comes to […]
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Digital subscriptions key to sustaining local journalism

Buy Photo I see a lot in our comment sections — applause, back-and-forth conversation, name-calling and gripes. I’ve come to know the regulars, from those who lighten the mood or poke fun at us, to the more serious and concerned citizens. We recently made stories we share on our […]
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How can small newsrooms do big work? Like this.

Storytelling Screenshot, The Hawk Eye This piece originally appeared in Local Edition, our newsletter following the digital transformation of local news. Want to be part of the conversation? You can sign up here . The conversation so far It’s week two in our conversation about how local journalists can […]
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The great remove

o become a journalist, Rajaa Elidrissi knew she would need a strategy. Growing up in a low-income household in Elmhurst, Queens, she started collecting clips at age 13. “I went to a high school that was not a high-ranking high school, and I was pretty aware that it was […]
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Free Press tops $16M in Q1

MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES The company that owns the Winnipeg Free Press, Brandon Sun and eight community newspapers in Manitoba reported revenues of $16.1 million for the first quarter ending March 31, 2018. That was an 11.8 per cent decline compared to the same period the […]
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Community newspapers vow to cut province’s submitted news

Advertisement Advertise With Us David Lipnowski / The Canadian Press files The organization that represents community newspapers in Manitoba will urge members to stop publishing government press releases and columns by MLAs in retaliation for proposed legislative provisions that would no longer require governments to post certain notices in […]
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