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“Local leads to trust”: The examples shared and pledges made at the Knight Media Forum

“The shorter the distance between our neighbors and our news, the stronger our community.” RELATED ARTICLE On the heels of its $300 million commitment to local news, free speech, and media literacy — and its commission-generated report espousing transparency and diversity — the Knight Foundation hosted its regular gathering […]
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“Explain your process” box improves perceptions of news organization

“Explain your process” box improves perceptions of news organization Lynn Walsh Feb 26 A new study from the Center for Media Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin found adding a box explaining your story process can improve a user’s perceptions of a news organization. The research was […]
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Journalists: We need you as guides in the information wilderness

This blog post is the second of a follow-up series on the News Co/Lab’s community news awareness surveys . I recently asked some Cronkite School students why they wanted to become journalists. To hold the powerful to account, one said. Because keeping people informed is a public good, said […]
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How the public, news sources, and journalists think about news in three communities

Are some people more easily fooled than others by fake headlines? Do newsrooms, news sources and the public agree on the trustworthiness of local news? Those are just two of the many questions in our ongoing effort to measure community news fluency and attitudes about local news. Today the […]
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Poll: How does the public think journalism happens?

or decades, we’ve known that Americans don’t trust the press. What we haven’t known is how people view the makings of journalism, from the use of fact checkers and anonymous sources to the question of whether money skews journalistic decision-making. This new national poll for CJR answers those questions, […]
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Starving The Watchdog: Who Foots The Bill When Newspapers Disappear?

A copy of the final edition of the Rocky Mountain News sits in a newspaper box on a street corner in Denver, Colorado. There are plenty of ways today to pay little—or nothing—to read the news. There are free blogs. There’s Facebook and Twitter. Who needs a subscription to […]
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How local journalism can upend the ‘fake news’ narrative

“For the first time media is the least trusted institution globally,” Edelman, the global PR and marketing firm concluded in its annual worldwide study on trust in institutions like the media, business and government. Local journalists are often the only journalists that most people will ever meet. teka12/Shutterstock.com These […]
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18 striking findings from 2018

Pew Research Center takes the pulse of Americans and people around the world on a host of issues every year. We explore public opinion on topics ranging from foreign policy to cyberbullying, as well as demographic trends, such as the emergence of the post-Millennial generation and changes in the […]
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NewsMatch opens with more than $3 million in matching support for nonprofit newsrooms across the U.S.

Go to NewsMatch.org today to donate to a trusted, nonprofit news organizations Washington, D.C. — NewsMatch, the largest grassroots fundraising campaign to support nonprofit news organizations, launches today in newsrooms across the country and online at newsmatch.org. The campaign doubles donations to 155 nonprofit newsrooms in nearly every state […]
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