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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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‘One fire away’: Why Ontario communities are digitizing their newspapers

Cornwall’s Standard-Freeholder archives exist largely on microfilm. (Courtesy of the Cornwall Community Museum) In the spring of 2017, Allan J. MacDonald set out to preserve fragile copies of Glengarry County’s newspapers in a more permanent location: the internet. With 25 years of experience at the Archives of Ontario behind […]
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Now we need to rebuild local newsrooms

After nearly four years swimming through a tangled morass of chaos, misinformation, and an executive power hostile to its purpose, the US media is coming up for air. The world beyond a Trump presidency promises the luxury of spare time and attention. That’s good news. But the Trump administration […]
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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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In search of the next generation of local media owners

Though a deepening economic crisis continues to plague the local news landscape in the United States, the NewStart initiative has set out to ensure that one aspect is not overlooked: there are some profitable newspapers in the country whose owners are looking to sell. The NewStart local news ownership […]
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