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“Who’s Producing Local Journalism” NMRP Report

The News Measures Research Project team, led by Shepley Professor Philip M. Napoli, has released a new report: Who’s Producing Local Journalism: Assessing Journalistic Output Across Different Outlet Types By: Jessica Mahone, Qun Wang, Philip Napoli, Matthew Weber, Katie McCollough August, 2019 The economic challenges facing local journalism and […]
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What can journalists learn from community organizers?

With a grant from the Lenfest Institute’s Philadelphia Ecosystem Collaboration Fund, Organizing for Neighborhood News worked with Philadelphia communities to build more representative local news coverage What can journalists learn from community organizers? A lot says Mike Rispoli , director of News Voices, a program led by Free Press […]
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Reporters need more training to recognize when advocacy groups and other actors — some malicious — are using them to help sow election interference.

Reporters need more training to recognize when advocacy groups and other actors — some malicious — are using them to help sow election interference. Fears about disinformation and media manipulation have sparked a call for increased citizen digital literacy in Canada. But journalists play a powerful role in amplifying […]
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Australia becomes the next battleground country to try and force Facebook and Google to pay local news publishers.

SYDNEY – U.S. tech titans Google and Facebook will know in the next few months how much they will have to pay Australian media companies to use original news content on their digital platforms. A compulsory bargaining code the Australian government is devising may prove a template for other […]
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Torstar launches digital-only news initiative for local communities

TORONTO, March 4, 2020 /CNW/ – Torstar Corporation announced today it has signed an exclusive agreement with Innocode, a digital platform and has launched an innovative new project aimed at revitalizing local media in communities across Canada. The initiative, called Torstar Local, was launched recently with its first test […]
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Torstar launches digital-only news initiative for local communities

TORONTO, March 4, 2020 /CNW/ – Torstar Corporation announced today it has signed an exclusive agreement with Innocode, a digital platform and has launched an innovative new project aimed at revitalizing local media in communities across Canada. The initiative, called Torstar Local, was launched recently with its first test […]
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News you can use: When local media outlets go dark, everyone loses — even if people don’t realize it right away

It was the biggest business story most people missed this week. A large company announced it was dropping an unprofitable business unit, which will result in 150 people in our region losing their jobs. The potential cost to society is much greater. That’s what happens when a news organization […]
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Niagara daily newspapers continue to operate but office closed to public

As a temporary measure to help keep our customers and staff safe from the coronavirus COVID-19, there will be no public access to our offices on King Street in St. Catharines. However, The St. Catharines Standard, The Niagara Falls Review and The Welland Tribune will continue to publish print […]
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