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What We Learned Through NewsMatch Can Help All of Local News

NewsMatch journalists in action: High Country News, Groundtruth Project, Texas Tribune, Public Source, CALMatters, Marshall Project There are almost-weekly reminders about the struggles facing local news. Last week the entire staff of the New Orleans Times-Picayune were laid off when the paper was sold to a competing paper. When […]
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In News Industry, a Stark Divide Between Haves and Have-Nots

After suffering a historic meltdown a decade ago in the financial crisis, American newspapers began racing to transform into digital businesses, hoping that strategy would save them from the accelerating decline of print. The results are in: A stark divide has emerged between a handful of national players that […]
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‘Democracy . . . is about to die in Youngstown’ with closing of the local newspaper

Youngstown, Ohio, area residents attend a town meeting following the announcement that the Vindicator newspaper would be closing. (Jeff Swensen for The Washington Post) YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Mere moments after the start of the hastily called community forum, the tears started to flow. “Gobsmacked,” was how one Youngstown reader […]
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5 trends that could save local news: A Q&A with Heidi Legg

Last month, leadership at The Vindicator in Youngstown, Ohio told employees that the 150-year-old newspaper of record for this once-booming steel town would be shuttering. Family owned since the late-1800s, The Vindicator couldn’t find a buyer. A few weeks from now, there will be no daily newspaper to cover […]
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The dark side of journalism’s fairy godmother business model

Shutterstock Be careful what you wish for, journalists. Fairy godmothers can have a dark side. Just ask the fine folks at the Pacific Standard , a magazine respected for its decent salaries and long-form stories. The small staff of 16 journalists known for their impressive work have packed their […]
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Why the “golden age” of newspapers was the exception, not the rule

“In our ‘news’ today we can see the tattler, the party pamphlet, the recondite journal of opinion, the yellow rag, the journal of commerce, the sob sister, the literary journal, and the progressive muckraker.” Journalists pride themselves on knowing their history when it comes to politics and economics, but […]
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PART 4: MEDIA CO-CREATION WITH ON-LINE COMMUNITIES AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES

Increasingly, the term ‘community’ refers to online audiences and participants in story experiences. In this section, part, we’ll examine emerging technologies, with their accompanying opportunities and ethical challenges. We conclude with an overview of journalism that aims to explore a more hybrid, fluid, notion of co-creation, and its relationship […]
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Where can you find funding for that local journalism project? Here’s a quick guide

After a series on parental incarceration , Jonathan Bullington and Richard Webster got an email with an idea — apply for a fellowship that supports that kind of reporting. The NOLA.com | Times-Picayune reporters started thinking about what they’d cover. Their idea – what does exposure to violence do […]
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Why local foundations are putting their money behind a rural journalism collaborative

$660,000 to support a 50-member network will go to Solutions Journalism Network and Report for America for one year from a trio of place-based foundations. In the many questions of the future of local news, philanthropy — and more recently, the support of locally-grown philanthropists and funders — is […]
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New England newspaper owner fights to save local journalism

In this Tuesday, April 9, 2019 photo a The Berkshire Eagle emblem is attached to a wall inside the newspaper, in Pittsfield, Mass. The paper now features a new 12-page lifestyle section for Sunday editions, a reconstituted editorial board, a new monthly magazine, and the newspaper print edition is […]
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