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Survey Results: News, local news and opinion

A survey by the News Co/Lab at Arizona State University and Google Surveys. Executive Summary The News Co/Lab at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, with help from Google Surveys, polled more than 6,000 U.S.-based web users from May 7 to May 10, 2018, […]
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A Brave New Way to Fund Journalism

Brave browser blocks ads, and rewards content publishers based on the time you spend on their sites. Publications in Canada and abroad are trying a find ways to survive as ad revenues plummet. StarMetro, which recently re-launched as a unified version of the former Toronto Star and various Metro […]
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Why local US newspapers are sounding the alarm

In the past decade, hundreds of local US newspapers have closed or merged. What happens to the communities they leave behind? A hundred and twenty years ago, a wooden auditorium was built in the hills of Boulder, Colorado, as part of the Chautauqua movement, a lecture circuit/educational variety show […]
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Water in a news desert: New Jersey is spending $5 million to fund innovation in local news

The dollar amount isn’t huge, and it will barely put a dent in the crisis of local news. But it’s also an official statement that communities’ information voids are a problem worthy of government attention. Compared to its peers, the United States is notoriously stingy when it comes to […]
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The great remove

o become a journalist, Rajaa Elidrissi knew she would need a strategy. Growing up in a low-income household in Elmhurst, Queens, she started collecting clips at age 13. “I went to a high school that was not a high-ranking high school, and I was pretty aware that it was […]
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The Seattle Times is making it everyone’s job to grow digital subscribers

Innovation Photo by Kristen Hare/Poynter One Monday last June, a few teams at The Seattle Times got together to sift through about 30 ideas they’d collected from the newsroom for a hack week. In an off-white conference room with exposed ductwork and windows looking out on Seattle’s Denny Way, […]
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Wyoming regional media nonprofit WyoFile has been diving deep into local news for almost ten years

“Wyoming is a microcosm of a lot of what is happening in America today. It represents a subset of American society that I think we’ve learned you can only ignore at your own risk.” As the saying goes in Wyoming, the state is “a small town with very long […]
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How can local independent news orgs build successful membership programs?

“Don’t substitute the word ‘interest’ for ‘value.’ People might be interested in a car crash, but don’t value it enough to pay for it.” Would free pizzas offered by a local pizza restaurant entice you to subscribe to your hyperlocal online news source? That’s one approach Covering Katy , […]
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The Denver Post’s rebellion and ‘a crisis in American journalism’

“The biggest crisis in journalism is not Donald Trump’s attacks on The Washington Post and The New York Times ,” Times Editor Dean Baquet said Sunday on CNN. Rather, he argues, it’s “the decline of local newspapers.” Nowhere is that crisis more apparent than in Denver, where the city’s […]
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