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Inspired by The Daily, dozens of daily news podcasts are punching above their weight worldwide

“The big change is commercial, which is that we had advertisers who started to come to us last year and say, ‘We are only going to buy two kinds of ad next year, print and podcast. What have you got?’” More than 15 years after the term was first […]
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How local ‘fake news’ websites spread ‘conservative propaganda’ in the US

In March this year, the small Illinois town of Hinsdale, in the western Chicago suburbs, was facing a crisis. The village’s district had a funding shortfall, and a referendum was scheduled to determine whether $140m could be pumped into Hinsdale’s schools. The referendum was hotly contested – an organized, […]
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Putting a Price Tag on Local News

Americans’ Perceptions of the Value and Financial Future of Local News Learn more about the report, “Putting a Price Tag on Local News” by reading this blog post by John Sands, Knight Foundation director for learning and impact and watching the panel discussion, embedded below. For more, listen to […]
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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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Local journalism in crisis: Why America must revive its local newsrooms

Thousands of local newspapers have closed in recent years. Their disappearance has left millions of Americans without a vital source of local news and deprived communities of an institution essential for exposing wrongdoing and encouraging civic engagement. Of those still surviving, many have laid off reporters, reduced coverage, and […]
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The death knell for local newspapers? It’s perilously close.

The Chicago Tribune, which vacated its landmark building last year, is headed for more trouble. (Kiichiro Sato/AP) Given the tumult in the realm of government and politics, the dire state of the local newspaper industry may seem minor. But it’s of crucial importance to the future of the nation. […]
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Reader Revenue Toolkit

Revenue that comes directly from readers in the form of subscriptions, memberships, donations, events and more is crucial for the long-term sustainability of news organizations — especially those serving local communities. To help create that future, the American Press Institute maintains this Reader Revenue Toolkit — practical guides and […]
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The death knell for local newspapers? It’s perilously close.

The Chicago Tribune, which vacated its landmark building last year, is headed for more trouble. (Kiichiro Sato/AP) Given the tumult in the realm of government and politics, the dire state of the local newspaper industry may seem minor. But it’s of crucial importance to the future of the nation. […]
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How a Community Engagement Editor Can Transform Your Newsroom’s Work

Features Derrick Cain on building trust, and why newsrooms need journalists who come from the communities they cover engagement Derrick Cain, Community Engagement Editor, Resolve Philadelphia. (Photo: Kriston Bethel) Resolve Philadelphia is an organization that develops and advances journalism built on equity, collaboration, and the elevation of community voices […]
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‘What isn’t wrong with journalism today?’ asks Dalton Camp lecturer

‘I think that we have to rethink how we get journalism back into communities at a local level,’ says journalism professor Emily Bell. (Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images) Whether it’s attacks from politicians or dwindling revenue, journalism is under attack and has major problems, says a Columbia University journalism professor who […]
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