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Now we need to rebuild local newsrooms

After nearly four years swimming through a tangled morass of chaos, misinformation, and an executive power hostile to its purpose, the US media is coming up for air. The world beyond a Trump presidency promises the luxury of spare time and attention. That’s good news. But the Trump administration […]
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‘Saving the journalism industry will require community support’

With American technology companies Facebook and Google collecting around 80 per cent of digital advertising revenue in Canada, some media companies are pushing against their “monopolistic” practices for a fairer playing field. – Andrew Francis Wallace / Toronto Star At least 250 Canadian newspapers have shut down since 2013. […]
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‘Saving the journalism industry will require community support’

With American technology companies Facebook and Google collecting around 80 per cent of digital advertising revenue in Canada, some media companies are pushing against their “monopolistic” practices for a fairer playing field. – Andrew Francis Wallace / Toronto Star At least 250 Canadian newspapers have shut down since 2013. […]
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‘Go in small with clear-eyed expectations’: How a crop of startups are trying to make for-profit local news work

An unlikely trend is developing in the media industry: people think they can make real money from local news. It’s happening in different formats and in different locations. Axios will release newsletters in four markets early next year. David Plotz, formerly the CEO of Atlas Obscura and editor-in-chief of […]
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This journalist was her paper’s only full-time reporter — until they fired her. Her small town wonders: Now what?

Ashley Spinks, former managing editor of the Floyd Press in rural Virginia, interviews a local resident before she was fired by the newspaper’s corporate owners last week. As managing editor of the weekly newspaper covering a rural community in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Spinks took photos of the first […]
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“Mass customisation” of neighbourhood data can help hyperlocal news become more sustainable

Crime tracker in Los Angeles live on 30 September 2020 “The core problem in local and hyperlocal news is that there is no sustainable business model,” says Gabriel Kahn , journalism professor at USC Annenberg School for Journalism, and the editor of Crosstown, a US non-profit community data project […]
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Building with community: How The Triibe grew into its ecosystem

Photo Credit: Chantal Redmond // The TRiiBE Local News Lab is partnering with the Engaged Journalism Lab and Solution Set to showcase Black-led local news organizations that have been putting engaged journalism into action to meet their communities’ news and information needs while developing sustainable business models. As industry-focused […]
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First Cohort of “Niche Media Entrepreneurs” Selected for New Certificate Program

The Entrepreneurial Journalism Creators Program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism has chosen its inaugural cohort of 20 media entrepreneurs. They’ll start the virtual program on Oct. 13 to develop newsletters, podcasts, local sites, and other niche news products serving their audiences and communities. Participants in this […]
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“Politics as a chronic stressor”: News about politics bums you out and can make you feel ill — but it also makes you take action

“Daily political events consistently evoked negative emotions [which] predicted worse day-to-day psychological and physical health, but also greater motivation to take action aimed at changing the political system that evoked the negative emotions in the first place.” RELATED ARTICLE RELATED ARTICLE Who would buy a product that reliably makes […]
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A growing group of journalists has cut back on Twitter, or abandoned it entirely

Photo illustration (Ren LaForme, Shutterstock) In late June, The New York Times published an article by Noam Scheiber detailing discomfort staffers at The Ringer feel about managers’ commitment to racial diversity and inclusion. K. Austin Collins, a former Ringer employee, was one of four Black journalists to detail his […]
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