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“Local leads to trust”: The examples shared and pledges made at the Knight Media Forum

“The shorter the distance between our neighbors and our news, the stronger our community.” RELATED ARTICLE On the heels of its $300 million commitment to local news, free speech, and media literacy — and its commission-generated report espousing transparency and diversity — the Knight Foundation hosted its regular gathering […]
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Public funds should be used to rescue local journalism, says report

Local news coverage could disappear unless the government provides direct financial support, according to an independent report on the future of the British media , which warns the industry’s collapse poses a threat to the “long-term sustainability of democracy”. Dame Frances Cairncross was appointed by the government last year […]
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“Explain your process” box improves perceptions of news organization

“Explain your process” box improves perceptions of news organization Lynn Walsh Feb 26 A new study from the Center for Media Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin found adding a box explaining your story process can improve a user’s perceptions of a news organization. The research was […]
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Journalists: We need you as guides in the information wilderness

This blog post is the second of a follow-up series on the News Co/Lab’s community news awareness surveys . I recently asked some Cronkite School students why they wanted to become journalists. To hold the powerful to account, one said. Because keeping people informed is a public good, said […]
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The future of data journalism in local news

Over the past three years, AP has used funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to expand its team of data journalists, substantially increase the number of data distributions supplied to local newsrooms and establish best practices, including through the creation of a data journalism chapter […]
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How the public, news sources, and journalists think about news in three communities

Are some people more easily fooled than others by fake headlines? Do newsrooms, news sources and the public agree on the trustworthiness of local news? Those are just two of the many questions in our ongoing effort to measure community news fluency and attitudes about local news. Today the […]
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Journalism’s Dunbar number: Audience scales, community does not.

This guest post by Damon Kiesow, Knight Chair at The Missouri School of Journalism, was originally posted at Medium . It has been republished here with permission. News is not the best business model. It is expensive to gather, risky to publish and it depreciates in value faster than […]
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A fourth-generation newspaper rides the waves of change

Why a 109-year old, family-owned Alberta outlet remains optimistic about the future despite a shifting rural population This series was funded by readers like you through donations to the J-Source Patreon and FutureFunder at Carleton University. In the summer of 2018, Angela Long embarked on a 22,000-kilometre journey, traversing […]
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