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The role of local news in covering Trump’s endgame

On Saturday, Sen. Ted Cruz led eleven Republican senators and senators-elect declaring their intention to vote against certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory. On the same day, President Trump pressed Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger to help overturn election results in his favor; on Sunday afternoon, […]
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5 Reasons that 2020 Was the Year of Nonprofit Local News

As legacy media struggled during the pandemic, many nonprofit outlets shone, with NewsMatch as a catalyst for bringing in more donations In the narrative about the struggling local news business in America, we hear mostly about layoffs, pay cuts and even closures of publications this year due to the […]
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Life in a News Desert: Questions with Nick Mathews

Nick Mathews, PhD student in Media Studies at the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Minnesota. The number of failed newspapers and the rise of news deserts in the United States is the wide-angle story. But if you zoom in, you discover how the […]
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Why I’m hopeful about local news in 2021

When you look back at how local news fared in 2020, you might be surprised by how hopeful I am for the future. Things have been pretty rough this year. Local newspapers, public media, digital startups, and even independent nonprofit local news outlets faced debilitating layoffs and budget shortfalls […]
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Daily news podcasts: building new habits in the shadow of coronavirus

Introduction and key findings | Methodology | Daily news podcasts in the wider ecosystem | The growth of daily news podcasting in six countries | The impact of coronavirus on consumption and production | Case studies and publisher strategies across countries | Future developments and conclusions | References | […]
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What we think we know and what we want to know: perspectives on trust in news in a changing world

Passengers on a subway train, Brasilia, Brazil, July 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado Introduction | What we think we know | What we want to know | The path ahead for the Trust in News Project | References | Acknowledgements | About the Authors | Download a PDF version | Read […]
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5 Reasons that 2020 Was the Year of Nonprofit Local News

As legacy media struggled during the pandemic, many nonprofit outlets shone, with NewsMatch as a catalyst for bringing in more donations In the narrative about the struggling local news business in America, we hear mostly about layoffs, pay cuts and even closures of publications this year due to the […]
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‘Saving the journalism industry will require community support’

With American technology companies Facebook and Google collecting around 80 per cent of digital advertising revenue in Canada, some media companies are pushing against their “monopolistic” practices for a fairer playing field. – Andrew Francis Wallace / Toronto Star At least 250 Canadian newspapers have shut down since 2013. […]
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‘Saving the journalism industry will require community support’

With American technology companies Facebook and Google collecting around 80 per cent of digital advertising revenue in Canada, some media companies are pushing against their “monopolistic” practices for a fairer playing field. – Andrew Francis Wallace / Toronto Star At least 250 Canadian newspapers have shut down since 2013. […]
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