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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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More than 100 news outlets in Ont. have closed since 2008

It’s about trust. Our relationship with our readers is built on transparency, honesty and integrity. As such, we have launched a trust initiative to tell you who we are and how and why we do what we do. This article is part of that project. More than 100 local […]
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As newspapers cut, grassroots solutions fuel a resurgence of local journalism

Commentary These images show the scope of California’s Mendocino wildfire — and the lengths journalists have to go to capture the photos. These were shot by Elizabeth Larson, editor and publisher of the Lake County News in Lake County, California, one of several news sites that have provided almost […]
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How not to be a parachute partner: ProPublica’s figured out how to collaborate with local newsrooms without bigfooting them

“We’re really proud of our work at the Southern Illinoisan, but we have a flashlight, not a lighthouse.” Eight months into its first year, ProPublica’s local reporting network has helped: a radio reporter in Orlando survey first responders about PTSD; a newspaper reporter in southern Illinois scrutinize the Department […]
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Did the Fall of Local News Bring Us Authoritarianism in Washington?

Rusty Clark/Flickr The decline of local news is one of those developments that almost everyone knows can’t be good but almost no one feels compelled to do much about. Part of the reason is that the trend seems to be driven by market forces that we couldn’t control even […]
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Hyperlocal publishers set out to fill the void and give readers their local news

Rhodes Watson has worked in newspapers for more than 30 years and has gone full circle with his hyperlocal newspaper. Photo: (ABC Capricornia: Inga Stünzner) Inside a small barbershop on a street corner in a regional town, an eclectic group of men meet each lunch time to eat — […]
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Mapping the future of local news, together

Every year, fifth grade journalists head to the high school to interview the high school paper’s staff. (Submitted photo) On Monday, Rich Zahradnik stopped by the elementary school for a quick word with his editors. He found the fifth graders on the playground. Soon, he was surrounded by 10 […]
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