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Green Wood Coalition seeks people for conversations about pressing issues post-pandemic

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6 ways to incorporate Clubhouse and Twitter Spaces in your audience strategy

6 ways to incorporate Clubhouse and Twitter Spaces in your audience strategy

As the pandemic has forced many publishers to change the way they engage with readers, one addition to the audience wheelhouse has been the use of audio-based social media platforms. While audio in news media is nothing new, the addition of audio apps and new features has pushed audio […]
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Ad Initiative Saves Community Media Outlets that Save Lives

Ad Initiative Saves Community Media Outlets that Save Lives

In January, the Center for Community Media launched the Advertising Boost Initiative (ABI) , a unique program that works with the New York City government to make sure half of its agencies’ print and online advertising dollars go to community media outlets. As dozens of local newsrooms lay off […]
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Forming a community advisory board for your newsroom

Forming a community advisory board for your newsroom

On May 31, as protests over the police killing of George Floyd swept the nation, staffers at the Long Beach Post in Long Beach, California, watched as some demonstrations in their own city turned violent. By the following morning, 170 businesses in downtown Long Beach had been damaged or […]
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How a national association is building a robust independent media landscape in Canada

How a national association is building a robust independent media landscape in Canada

(Screenshot, Press Forward) Ownership (and profit) in Canadian news media has historically been concentrated in the hands of the few. TorStar (the company behind the Toronto Star), The Globe and Mail (the Thomson family) and Postmedia own 41 of the 74 daily newspapers listed by News Media Canada in […]
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Looking back at a day when small-town newspaper editors could be heroes

Looking back at a day when small-town newspaper editors could be heroes

A plaque for local newspaper editor Walter “Buzz” Storey in Storey Square in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. (Photo: John W. Miller) The monument on Main Street in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, that caught my eye was not for a quarterback or soldier. This gritty industrial community of 10,000 in Southwestern Pennsylvania named its […]
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Broadening the funding conversation—and not just the spotlight—on local news

Broadening the funding conversation—and not just the spotlight—on local news

#FollowLocalJournalists. That’s the hashtag on a campaign that Twitter is launching today to encourage its users to do just that. According to Sara Fischer, of Axios , in addition to social-media activity, the campaign is running full-page ads in local papers owned by Gannett (including the Detroit Free Press […]
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Weighing different paths to funding local news

Weighing different paths to funding local news

As discussions on how to help save local news continue, new bills and ideas have come to the fore. Independent newspapers are coalescing around the Local Journalism Sustainability Act which proposes direct subsidies (in the form of tax credits) for news subscribers, local journalists and small business advertisers. Sweden […]
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Fake news hampers COVID fight

Fake news hampers COVID fight

Advertisement Advertise With Us FILE Protesters are seen during a rally in opposition to COVID-related health measures outside of Brandon City Hall earlier this year. How do you convince people to take measures against the spread of COVID-19 when they dismiss it as “just a flu?” What about convincing […]
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