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Is it time for a new definition of local news?

(apn Photo/Eckehard Schulz) Christopher Ali has spent a lot of time thinking about the future of local news. Ali, an assistant professor of media studies at the University of Virginia, is a fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University who’s almost done with a report […]
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How Chicago’s ‘J-school of the Streets’ Is Reinventing Local News

The founders of City Bureau. | Mark Peterson/Redux Pictures for Politico Magazine CHICAGO—The reinvention of local journalism started on a very long commute. In the fall of 2014, Andrea Hart, a Chicagoland native who worked for the education nonprofit Free Spirit Media, invited Darryl Holliday to speak about local […]
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ProPublica Is Again Expanding Its Local Reporting Network. Apply for a Spot.

ProPublica is once again expanding its Local Reporting Network , part of its growing effort to help local journalists pursue meaningful accountability stories in their communities. We are now accepting applications for six more news organizations to do investigative projects as part of our network. The group will begin […]
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Do oil and paper mix on B.C.’s northwest coast?

When the island paper was sold to Black Press Media, Haida Gwaii residents began to re-evaluate their relationship to local news 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 […]
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Combating local news poverty

Five ways to fight the decline of local news in your community It’s no secret that local news is at risk. “Ghost newspapers” are popping up around the country, with newsrooms so depleted that the remaining journalists cannot meet the critical needs of their communities. Thousands of traditional journalism […]
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Combating local news poverty

Five ways to fight the decline of local news in your community It’s no secret that local news is at risk. “Ghost newspapers” are popping up around the country, with newsrooms so depleted that the remaining journalists cannot meet the critical needs of their communities. Thousands of traditional journalism […]
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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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Poll: How does the public think journalism happens?

or decades, we’ve known that Americans don’t trust the press. What we haven’t known is how people view the makings of journalism, from the use of fact checkers and anonymous sources to the question of whether money skews journalistic decision-making. This new national poll for CJR answers those questions, […]
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18 striking findings from 2018

Pew Research Center takes the pulse of Americans and people around the world on a host of issues every year. We explore public opinion on topics ranging from foreign policy to cyberbullying, as well as demographic trends, such as the emergence of the post-Millennial generation and changes in the […]
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