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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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Predictions of newspapers’ demise were premature

Predictions of newspapers' demise were premature

Advertisement Advertise With Us Adrian Wyld / The Canadian Press Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault has introduced legislation offering Canadian news media long-sought supports. Keep reading free: I agree to the Terms and Conditions, Cookie and Privacy Policies , and CASL agreement . Already have an account? Log […]
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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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Media trust hits new low

Media trust hits new low

Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photo: Star Tribune via Getty Images Trust in traditional media has declined to an all-time low, and many news professionals are determined to do something about it. Why it matters: Faith in society’s central institutions, especially in government and the media, is the glue that […]
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‘Real journalism.’ Inside the battle to save local newspapers.

‘Real journalism.’ Inside the battle to save local newspapers.

There was something about the item on the police blotter that puzzled Larry Hobbs, a former farmhand and store clerk turned local newspaper reporter. A young Black man out for a jog had been shot and killed in a quiet subdivision on a Sunday afternoon. The police went quiet. […]
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Building trust in media: Users don’t see it the same way as journalists, new studies show

Building trust in media: Users don’t see it the same way as journalists, new studies show

(Ren LaForme/Poynter) The evergreen topic of “trust in media” has been getting a fresh examination of late. Several new studies suggest that users and producers of journalism are not necessarily on the same page. The Reuters Institute at Oxford University released a report Thursday that found that journalists seem […]
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Research: Local TV news employment confounds expectations in 2020

Research: Local TV news employment confounds expectations in 2020

This is the third installment of this year’s RTDNA/Newhouse School at Syracuse University Survey. Dig deeper into the data here and stay tuned for more about newsroom innovation and diversity. Download Report [pdf] TV Contrary to all expectations, local TV news ended 2020 with record high employment – until […]
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