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When My Newspaper Died

In hardluck Youngstown, Ohio a reporter covers one last big story for his hometown newspaper. This story is published in collaboration with Columbia Journalism Review. When the Vindicator died, I knew it meant I’d have to leave my hometown. Again. The shuttering of Youngstown, Ohio’s daily newspaper in the […]
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Want to start your own local online news outlet? With a new staff and a $1 million grant, LION Publishers wants to do more to help

“The daily newspaper reporter might say, ‘You’re a community journalist, that’s so cute.’ But the fact is we’re professional and have our own organization.” After leaving her job as the managing editor of a newspaper owned by Digital First Media “due to differences with this company’s management” last year, […]
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Executive Summary

A media desert is a geographic locale without access to fresh local news and information to inform and educate the public. The loss of jobs in the media industry has resulted in a reduction in the quality and quantity of news and information gathered and circulating within a community.1 […]
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Ready to Start Your Own Project?

Whether you are a journalist, media outlet or civil society group, these steps will get you into a flow of listening to your community, creating stories that resonate, and fostering an ongoing conversation with people. This playbook is designed to help journalists, newsroom leaders, and community groups: Listen to […]
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Americans are more willing to pay for local news when they know local newspapers are in trouble, a new study says

“This gap suggests a market failure — many recognize the benefit of the product to the public but are unwilling to pay for it.” More than half of Americans believe that local news organizations are doing well financially, according to a new report published today by the Knight Foundation […]
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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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Non-profit journalism workshop focuses on new news models for Revelstoke

Revelstoke Mountaineer Magazine/revelstokemountaineer.com journalist Aaron Orlando to host a hands-on, participatory workshop on October 17 to explore new community-led local journalism options for Revelstoke. We’ve all heard the stories in the news: Journalism, which was supported by legacy mediums such as TV, radio or print, is in financial distress. […]
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Local media collaborate to envision future of Boulder County journalism

Like journalists do, local media sources put pen to paper Wednesday evening as they talked with the people of their communities to learn how to better serve their readers now and in the future. The Colorado Media Project and Free Press joined representatives from KGNU radio, the Longmont Observer […]
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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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