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These Fake Local News Sites Have Confused People For Years. We Found Out Who Created Them.

Alex Merto for BuzzFeed News Jay Pinho and his wife, Victoria, rely on Google Alerts to track the public appearances of US Supreme Court justices on their website, SCOTUS Map . But late last year, the results began to worry them. “A crop of news [website] domains were popping […]
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Hyperlocal network expands into new city with latest print launch

A hyperlocal news network is set to continue its expansion into a new city patch with the launch of its latest print title. The Bristol-based Local Voice Network has announced it will be launching its 19th publication in Bath. The network already runs 16 titles across the Bristol metropolitan […]
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As newspapers cut, grassroots solutions fuel a resurgence of local journalism

The original version of this story has been updated with a correction. Wildfires have consumed close to 100,000 acres in northern California’s Mendocino County this week. About 15,000 of the 87,000 residents there have been evacuated from their homes. Public emergencies like this are a stress test on the […]
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Incorporating mobile journalism into local newsrooms

Whether you work on a community radio station or your hyperlocal newspaper, local reporters often feel pressed for time and short on boots on the ground. In a podcast for Journalism.co.uk , videographer and mobile journalism trainer Caroline Scott explained how mobile journalism could be just the weapon they […]
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Winchester press closes

Copies of the Winchester Press, on display during the Newspapers Canada conference on May 22, 2015. WINCHESTER — The Winchester Press, which has served North Dundas for 131 years, is no more. On Friday, the Morris Newspaper Group, which owns the Prescott Journal and the Leeds-Grenville Business News, announced […]
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Here is a step-by-step guide for news outlets to share power with underserved communities

How can a news outlet share power with its audience? That kind of question may make more traditional journalism thinkers quake, but it’s an inquiry that more and more news organizations are — slowly — undertaking. “We need citizens to be equipped to navigate the world around us. Because […]
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Postmedia to close Alberta community newspapers in Hinton, Edson and Lacombe

The Lacombe Globe will print its final edition on Jan. 16. (Google ) Residents in Hinton, Edson and Lacombe learned Tuesday that long-standing weekly newspapers in their communities will soon be shut down. The Lacombe Globe served its community for 119 years, starting in 1901. In Hinton, the Parklander […]
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Facebook Expands New Tool Aiming to Shrink ‘News Deserts’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is trying to coax “news deserts” into bloom with the second major expansion of a tool that exposes people to more local news and information. But the social network confesses that it still has a lot to learn. The social media giant said Thursday […]
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