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Facebook to pay $5 mln to local journalists in newsletter push

Facebook to pay $5 mln to local journalists in newsletter push

Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Thursday said it will give $5 million to pay local journalists in multiyear deals as part of its new publishing platform to help independent writers attract an audience and make money through the social media network. The move is part of Facebook’s answer to the […]
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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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launched a new campaign in support of local journalist

launched a new campaign in support of local journalist

This is interesting. Twitter has today s as part of World Press Freedom Day, which includes full-page ads in various newspapers promoting Twitter lists of journalists to follow, as well as new education programs and funding to support open press coverage. As explained by Twitter : “As journalists continue […]
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It’s easy to hate ‘the media.’ But local journalism is essential (and holy) work.

It’s easy to hate ‘the media.’ But local journalism is essential (and holy) work.

Editor’s Note: The Moral Economy is a new series that tackles key economic topics through the prism of Catholic social teaching and its care for the dignity of every person. This is the fourth article in the series. The United States, a nation built on newspapers, has journalism in […]
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Weighing different paths to funding local news

Weighing different paths to funding local news

As discussions on how to help save local news continue, new bills and ideas have come to the fore. Independent newspapers are coalescing around the Local Journalism Sustainability Act which proposes direct subsidies (in the form of tax credits) for news subscribers, local journalists and small business advertisers. Sweden […]
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News deserts: Why the decline in local journalism threatens democracy

News deserts: Why the decline in local journalism threatens democracy

While the modern decline in newspaper circulation arguably began with the explosion of television during the 1950s, mainstream journalism has suffered global catastrophic devastation in the wake of internet technology. Canada has not been immune. According to the “ Local News Research Project ” at Ryerson University’s School of […]
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Fake news hampers COVID fight

Fake news hampers COVID fight

Advertisement Advertise With Us FILE Protesters are seen during a rally in opposition to COVID-related health measures outside of Brandon City Hall earlier this year. How do you convince people to take measures against the spread of COVID-19 when they dismiss it as “just a flu?” What about convincing […]
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Is local journalism dying? Look closer.

Is local journalism dying? Look closer.

Downtown historic Livingston, Alabama, buildings, including the location for the Sumter County Record Journal, on June 5, 2020. (Shutterstock) “Chaos often breeds life when order breeds habit,” wrote Henry Adams. So it is for the news business today. It is fashionable in some quarters to say local journalism is […]
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What Are Local News Deserts and How Can We Fix Them?

What Are Local News Deserts and How Can We Fix Them?

Since 2004, more than a quarter of the nation’s newspapers have closed. COVID-19 has only exacerbated the problem, resulting in further closures and fears among experts of a local news “ extinction-level event .” According to the Brookings Institution, more than 65 million Americans live in a county with […]
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