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Why the Gannett-Gatehouse Merger Will Speed The Demise Of Local News

GateHose Media announced an agreement to acquire Gannett Co. Inc, which would create the largest local news publishing organization in the U.S. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Getty Two stories involving the news media broke this week. One received much more attention than it deserved–an awkward New York Times […]
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Increasingly, the term ‘community’ refers to online audiences and participants in story experiences. In this section, part, we’ll examine emerging technologies, with their accompanying opportunities and ethical challenges. We conclude with an overview of journalism that aims to explore a more hybrid, fluid, notion of co-creation, and its relationship […]
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Robot journalists revive hyperlocal communities left behind by declining regional media

Credit: Image by Karolina Grabowska from Pixabay This month, Swedish tech company United Robots delivered its 1 millionth article written by a robot journalist. By comparison, the New York Times would need 11 years to publish the same number of articles. Launched just three years ago, United Robots uses […]
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Video: Legislation to protect local news

At a House Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill, the News Media Alliance debuted a new video, Legislation to Protect Local News, on efforts to protect the future of news publishers and high-quality journalism in the United States. Mike Allen and Jonathan Swan of Axios provided keynotes and Alliance President […]
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Doomed to failure? Ottawa’s aid to journalism misses the mark

Please chip in to support rabble’s election 2019 coverage. Support rabble.ca today for as little as $1 per month! What the federal government calls its Journalism and Written Media Independent Panel of Expert s hasn’t had time to meet yet, but already there is evidence that Ottawa’s $600 million […]
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Institute for Nonprofit News welcomes The Narwhal as sole Canadian member

The institute recognizes publications committed to transparency and independence in public interest, investigative journalism This story was originally published by The Narwhal and appears here with the editor’s permission. Read the original post here . The Narwhal has been accepted as a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News […]
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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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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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