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Long-Form Journalism is the Future of Print

Journalism is in trouble. Writers of articles pointing this out typically argue that this is really bad for democracy or America or whatever. Anyone who disagrees is too stupid to read this so I won’t bother to repeat this obviousness. Such writers also point out contemporaneous evidence of the […]
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Paths to Subscription: Why recent subscribers chose to pay for news

This research was conducted by the Media Insight Project — an initiative of the American Press Institute and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research Funding for the news industry is going through an epochal change, the implications of which cannot be overstated. In the future, virtually all […]
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Audiences relationships to the places of news (and power) have changed

Audiences relationships to the places of news (and power) have changed Nikki Usher Jan 17 Another post-take out from my monograph written for Journalism and Mass Communication Monographs, pre-peer review. (whoops, waves at blind reviewer). This lays out some of the thinking for my forthcoming book, News from Somewhere, […]
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How Chicago’s ‘J-school of the Streets’ Is Reinventing Local News

The founders of City Bureau. | Mark Peterson/Redux Pictures for Politico Magazine CHICAGO—The reinvention of local journalism started on a very long commute. In the fall of 2014, Andrea Hart, a Chicagoland native who worked for the education nonprofit Free Spirit Media, invited Darryl Holliday to speak about local […]
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How ‘hyperlocal’ news app Patch is trying to regain trust in media

The U.S. is seeing a steady downward decline of trust in news media. But despite decreased reliance on TV news , local media may finally be regaining the public’s confidence. A news app that launched in November hones in on that glimmer of hope, and the developers behind it […]
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For many rural residents in U.S., local news media mostly don’t cover the area where they live

(Mario Tama/Getty Images) Americans in urban communities are more likely to say local news media mostly cover the area where they live, while rural residents say that their local news media mostly cover another area, such as a nearby city, according to a new Pew Research Center survey . […]
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Canadian Storytelling needs your support Help Save Local News today and contact your MP Please fill in automated letter to your MP at bottom after this explanation Local news is critical to our everyday life. It’s how we learn what’s happening in our community from local politics to new […]
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When local newspapers shrink, fewer people bother to run for mayor

“In a well-functioning system, citizens need to be actively engaged in their government and aware of decisions made by their elected representatives. Newspapers are a means of citizen engagement, and this study provides evidence of the importance of this link.” What do strong local newspapers do? Well, past research […]
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How will local journalism survive, asks panel of leading editors

Dean Baquet of the New York Times, Mark Lorando of NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, Mindy Marqués Gonzalez of the Miami Herald and Norman Pearlstine of the Los Angeles Times at the ‘Cities for Tomrrow’ conference in New Orleans on Dec. 7, 2018. The three executive editors on stage at […]
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When local newspapers shrink, fewer people bother to run for mayor

“In a well-functioning system, citizens need to be actively engaged in their government and aware of decisions made by their elected representatives. Newspapers are a means of citizen engagement, and this study provides evidence of the importance of this link.” What do strong local newspapers do? Well, past research […]
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