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Local journalism key to successful community

Local journalism key to successful community

In a column published in the Cape Gazette of Lewes, Delaware, Allison Taylor Levine, president and founder of the Local Journalism Initiative, and vice president for marketing and communications at the Delaware Community Foundation, encouraged readers to take part in an upcoming research study. She said the study will […]
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What does the career path look like for today’s local journalists?

What does the career path look like for today’s local journalists?

Plus: How newsroom ideology affects slant in the news, why burned-out/overworked reporters are quitting — and is the inverted pyramid still the way to tell stories online? Editor’s note: Longtime Nieman Lab readers know the bylines of Mark Coddington and Seth Lewis . Mark wrote the weekly This Week […]
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Sale of Irving-owned N.B. papers bad news for local content, industry watchers say

Sale of Irving-owned N.B. papers bad news for local content, industry watchers say

Postmedia’s buyout of Brunswick News prompts speculation about job losses, and possible opportunities Brunswick News sold three dailies and six weeklies to Ontario-based media giant Postmedia Network Inc. (Gabrielle Fahmy) The sale of New Brunswick’s Irving-owned newspapers to an Ontario-based media giant does not bode well for community-based journalism, […]
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Report for America spotlights important new trend – creation of ‘Community News Funds’

Report for America spotlights important new trend – creation of ‘Community News Funds’

Report for America today released a report that identified a major new trend – the creation of “Community News Funds” – and outlined how the new funds can be created. The new strategy involves community foundations working in conjunction with local news leaders in creating a single, permanent fund […]
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More community newspapers subscribing to belief survival lies online, but will readers buy in?

More community newspapers subscribing to belief survival lies online, but will readers buy in?

Community newspapers will have to prove their worth, says Roger Belgrave It’s about trust. Our relationship with our readers is built on transparency, honesty and integrity. As such, we have launched a trust initiative to tell you who we are and how and why we do what we do. […]
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Community media keeps outpacing mainstream media

Community media keeps outpacing mainstream media

“The year 2022 will further propel the movement that ignited the new U.S. American mainstream — one that will be organically diverse, increasingly inclusive, and factually equitable for generations to come.” After not one but two challenging pandemic years, we’ve learned that media makers embedded in their communities have […]
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Audience engagement ≠ community engagement

Audience engagement ≠ community engagement

“Newsrooms won’t find the key to any of this in their analytics.” Journalists have conflated audience engagement and community engagement for way too long — and in 2022, we’ll finally start treating them as distinct, complementary newsroom functions. The first is focused on building habit, loyalty, and audience revenue. […]
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Can journalism survive in a post-news world?

Can journalism survive in a post-news world?

“In a world of surplus information, news as a product is fast losing its relevance.” The world of information has witnessed transformational changes in the past two decades, both in terms of the pace of exchange and quantum. Although access to information has been gradually increasing throughout our collective […]
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Holiday gift that everyone would appreciate — more local news

Holiday gift that everyone would appreciate — more local news

With the announcement by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) that he will not be supporting President Biden ’s Build Back Better (BBB) legislation, its highly uncertain future lies ahead in the coming weeks. The prospects for reviving the downward curve for local journalism looks equally bleak, too. That’s because BBB […]
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More than 50 local newsrooms launched during the pandemic

More than 50 local newsrooms launched during the pandemic

The pandemic changed the news business and, in a lot of ways, not for the better. It accelerated layoffs . It hastened the end of more than 100 news organizations . It led a handful of newsrooms losing their actual newsrooms. But in some communities, the pandemic also clarified […]
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