Hyperlocal Journalism

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Researchers analyzed more than 300,000 local news stories on Facebook. Here’s what they found.

Earlier this year, Nieman Lab’s Christine Schmidt conducted an informal analysis of the stories found on Today In, Facebook’s local news feature, over a 10-day period. What she found: “Satire, obituaries from funeral home websites, lots of local TV, and a weird network of sites that scrape other local […]
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Less Local News Means Less Democracy

Newspaper vending machines in Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island in southwest Florida The office building four blocks from Florida’s state Capitol carries the same name in bold letters that it boasted when it opened in 1988: Florida Press Center. For the last 30 years, the modest three-story structure with […]
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When My Newspaper Died

In hardluck Youngstown, Ohio a reporter covers one last big story for his hometown newspaper. This story is published in collaboration with Columbia Journalism Review. When the Vindicator died, I knew it meant I’d have to leave my hometown. Again. The shuttering of Youngstown, Ohio’s daily newspaper in the […]
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Want to start your own local online news outlet? With a new staff and a $1 million grant, LION Publishers wants to do more to help

“The daily newspaper reporter might say, ‘You’re a community journalist, that’s so cute.’ But the fact is we’re professional and have our own organization.” After leaving her job as the managing editor of a newspaper owned by Digital First Media “due to differences with this company’s management” last year, […]
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Stop saying local news is dying

Image via Shutterstock We started 2019 with Gannett layoffs at local newspapers , we’re ending 2019 with Gannett layoffs at local newspapers, and Ken Doctor’s look at continued newspaper consolidation in 2020 is devastating . It’s quite the end to quite a decade . News deserts, or places without […]
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Growing local news deserts endanger democracy, study finds

Over the last 15 years, local newspapers across the U.S. have lost more than $35 billion in advertising revenue and half of their staffs, while at least 2,000 news outlets have shuttered during that time, according to a new study by the non-profit PEN America. Viktorya Vilk, who co-authored […]
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We can’t fight fake news without saving local journalism

Local newspapers need more help fighting noxious online content and disinformation. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo One of the very few heroes of the UK election campaign is James Mitchinson, editor of the Yorkshire Post. Mitchinson’s email to a reader who would not believe a (true) story about a sick […]
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Opinion: 24 Great Local News Stories From 2019

Glenn Russell/VTDigger / Via INN.org A new generation of nonprofit newsrooms are working to rebuild journalism that serves the public interest. In Colorado, reporting by the Colorado Independent about the use of solitary confinement in immigration detention centers run by a private-prison company sparked a state investigation. In Tennessee, […]
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Why Media Sage Jay Rosen Has The Tyee on His New York Radar

NYU professor Jay Rosen has long advocated a ‘Citizen’s Agenda’ approach to journalism exemplified, he says, by The Tyee’s approach. On Oct. 23, news media pros, students, tech innovators and entrepreneurs gathered in Brooklyn for the first day of Hearken’s Engagement Innovation Summit . Hearken, a company that creates […]
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Future of Local News: Public Good or Private Enterprise?

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, in partnership with Gallup, recently released its latest Trust, Media and Democracy report, entitled Putting a Price Tag on Local News. The report explores Americans’ perceptions of the importance and financial future of local news, finding that most […]
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