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PART 4: MEDIA CO-CREATION WITH ON-LINE COMMUNITIES AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES

Increasingly, the term ‘community’ refers to online audiences and participants in story experiences. In this section, part, we’ll examine emerging technologies, with their accompanying opportunities and ethical challenges. We conclude with an overview of journalism that aims to explore a more hybrid, fluid, notion of co-creation, and its relationship […]
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Boosting local news with data journalism and automation

The most recent wave of layoffs hitting the news industry offers a harsh reminder: digital media still hasn’t found a sustainable economic equilibrium. The future of local journalism looks particularly bleak , with some communities now considered “ news deserts ” as local papers disappear or are reduced to […]
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Who’s who in local news: A guide to the biggest brains and bank accounts in the fight for local journalism

There really isn’t another word than “local” for what local news does (no, hyperlocal doesn’t count). Local news’ strength and mere presence has been threatened in the roiling journalism industry — but a number of initiatives are stepping up to help fill the void. In the past few years, […]
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Reporter’s food-bank trips highlight issue of low pay in local journalism

Jon Kelvey is 37 years old . He works at the Carroll County Times , a small daily newspaper owned by Tribune Publishing Company, based in Westminster, Maryland. Kelvey, a reporter since 2012, has a wife and a young daughter, and is the family’s sole breadwinner. His annual salary […]
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Where can you find funding for that local journalism project? Here’s a quick guide

After a series on parental incarceration , Jonathan Bullington and Richard Webster got an email with an idea — apply for a fellowship that supports that kind of reporting. The NOLA.com | Times-Picayune reporters started thinking about what they’d cover. Their idea – what does exposure to violence do […]
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How Simple Lists Can Improve Local Journalism

Hospital intensive care units perform medical miracles daily. But in a fraction of cases, minor infections from major surgery are fatal to patients. In 2001, Peter Pronovost , a critical care specialist at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, had an idea for reducing patient infections resulting from the insertion […]
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Why local foundations are putting their money behind a rural journalism collaborative

$660,000 to support a 50-member network will go to Solutions Journalism Network and Report for America for one year from a trio of place-based foundations. In the many questions of the future of local news, philanthropy — and more recently, the support of locally-grown philanthropists and funders — is […]
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Listening and co-creation: 5 insights that will strengthen your engaged journalism

In the past year, our Engaged Journalism Accelerator programme has supported news organisations across Europe to kickstart and evolve promising models of engaged journalism — journalism that puts community engagement at its core, empowering communities and their conversations. Last week in Berlin, we gathered 140 practitioners from more than […]
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New England newspaper owner fights to save local journalism

In this Tuesday, April 9, 2019 photo a The Berkshire Eagle emblem is attached to a wall inside the newspaper, in Pittsfield, Mass. The paper now features a new 12-page lifestyle section for Sunday editions, a reconstituted editorial board, a new monthly magazine, and the newspaper print edition is […]
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Robot journalists revive hyperlocal communities left behind by declining regional media

Credit: Image by Karolina Grabowska from Pixabay This month, Swedish tech company United Robots delivered its 1 millionth article written by a robot journalist. By comparison, the New York Times would need 11 years to publish the same number of articles. Launched just three years ago, United Robots uses […]
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