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First Cohort of “Niche Media Entrepreneurs” Selected for New Certificate Program

The Entrepreneurial Journalism Creators Program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism has chosen its inaugural cohort of 20 media entrepreneurs. They’ll start the virtual program on Oct. 13 to develop newsletters, podcasts, local sites, and other niche news products serving their audiences and communities. Participants in this […]
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How ‘hyperlocal’ journalism can restore trust in the media

It is a critical time for public interest journalism. Trust in the mainstream media is a major problem as fake news spreads unabated on social networks. One of the key issues is the disappearance of local newspapers which could prove to be “ catastrophic ” for some areas of […]
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Reviving democracy requires reviving local journalism

The foundations of local journalism are crumbling, as this newsletter seeks to explain each week ; over the past few years, as the US has faced voter suppression, foreign meddling, and executive overreach—and as political polarization charges the atmosphere around the world—the foundations of a democratic government can also […]
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Christopher Curtis: Why I’m quitting Postmedia to test a new model of journalism

I think about death. I pedal furiously into the night, until lactic acid burns my quads, until the trailer parks and pizza parlours by the lake give way to the hills outside Oka. I pedal beyond the streetlights and the steel towers sending radio waves across the valley. I […]
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Will nonprofit journalism rules now on the books help news organizations in Canada?

Long-awaited updates now offer path for news media to issue tax receipts to donors. But the road to philanthropic journalism is paved with Canada Revenue Agency rules, uncertainty about Canadians’ willingness to give Canadian news organizations looking to set up as nonprofits that issue tax receipts to donors must […]
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The ethics of reporting on incels

Six key strategies for effective and responsible journalism When the highly anticipated Joker movie premièred last fall, some film critics and journalists seized upon the moment to invoke the apparent thematic connection to incels – an internet community established more than two decades ago as a “lonely-hearts” style forum […]
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Local newsrooms should talk about how to cover politicians who promote conspiracy theories like QAnon

Covering conspiracy theories and those who spread them has always been a tricky proposition for journalists. If you are in the business of trying to publish what’s true, how do you treat things that are untrue without amplifying them? When is the right time to write about them and […]
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Finding Common Ground: Habits that May Help

SUMMARY Finding common ground with people you disagree with isn’t easy. Americans increasingly dislike and distrust people they disagree with politically, which can be harmful in a democracy. 1 In this study, the Center for Media Engagement wanted to find out what habits were more common among people that […]
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Will nonprofit journalism rules now on the books help news organizations in Canada?

Long-awaited updates now offer path for news media to issue tax receipts to donors. But the road to philanthropic journalism is paved with Canada Revenue Agency rules, uncertainty about Canadians’ willingness to give Canadian news organizations looking to set up as nonprofits that issue tax receipts to donors must […]
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When Towns Lose Their Newspapers, Disease Detectives Are Left Flying Blind

Credit: Getty Images Maia Majumder was on Twitter earlier this month when she saw a map that terrified her. The map recorded the number of local newspapers in each county across the United States. Large swaths were shaded light pink, denoting a county that had no local newspaper at […]
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