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Putting a Price Tag on Local News

Americans’ Perceptions of the Value and Financial Future of Local News Learn more about the report, “Putting a Price Tag on Local News” by reading this blog post by John Sands, Knight Foundation director for learning and impact and watching the panel discussion, embedded below. For more, listen to […]
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Losing the News

As local news outlets are gutted and shuttered, reporters laid off, publication schedules cut, and resources tightened across the country, Losing the News: The Decimation of Local News and the Search for Solutions sounds the alarm about the existential threat facing local watchdog journalism and proposes big-picture solutions for […]
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Local journalism in crisis: Why America must revive its local newsrooms

Thousands of local newspapers have closed in recent years. Their disappearance has left millions of Americans without a vital source of local news and deprived communities of an institution essential for exposing wrongdoing and encouraging civic engagement. Of those still surviving, many have laid off reporters, reduced coverage, and […]
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Reader Revenue Toolkit

Revenue that comes directly from readers in the form of subscriptions, memberships, donations, events and more is crucial for the long-term sustainability of news organizations — especially those serving local communities. To help create that future, the American Press Institute maintains this Reader Revenue Toolkit — practical guides and […]
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‘What isn’t wrong with journalism today?’ asks Dalton Camp lecturer

‘I think that we have to rethink how we get journalism back into communities at a local level,’ says journalism professor Emily Bell. (Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images) Whether it’s attacks from politicians or dwindling revenue, journalism is under attack and has major problems, says a Columbia University journalism professor who […]
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Panel tackles the death of local journalism

Marcus Harrison Green, Erica C. Barnett, and moderator David “Goldy” Goldstein during the discussion in the “Democracy in Decline” panel at Town Hall on Oct. 8, 2019. Editor’s Note: This reporter has written for both The Seattle Times and The South Seattle Emerald. Americans’ trust in mass media is […]
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Hot Topics: Who is a journalist?

A judge’s ruling that far-right outlets should be given press accreditation raises questions about whether we should defend and enforce common values. It is hard enough deciding who is a journalist without delegating the decision to a judge in the midst of an election campaign — or for that […]
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Perceptions About Posting: A Survey of Community Journalists About Social Media Postings

Journalists long have been the gatekeepers of content for traditional media, but now with social media, does that role still stand? Although studies have focused on larger circulation newspapers, the literature suggests a gap among community newspapers’ judgment of news values and gatekeeping as applied to social media postings. […]
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As other local news outlets struggle, NPR affiliates are growing — and quickly

NPR Supreme Court reporter Nina Totenberg, center, listens as a source speaks outside the Supreme Court in 2018. NPR has added 1,000 journalists to its ranks. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) In my first interview with Nancy Barnes after she took over as NPR’s senior vice president for news, I thought […]
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As other local news outlets struggle, NPR affiliates are growing — and quickly

NPR Supreme Court reporter Nina Totenberg, center, listens as a source speaks outside the Supreme Court in 2018. NPR has added 1,000 journalists to its ranks. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) In my first interview with Nancy Barnes after she took over as NPR’s senior vice president for news, I thought […]
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