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Newspapers are Facing a Post-Pandemic Worker Shortage

Many of us are breathing a sigh of relief, celebrating the possible end of a global health pandemic that has claimed far too many lives, run thousands of businesses into the ground, derailed a thriving economy, and kept us holed up like a bear in extended hibernation. As we start to emerge from our figurative dens, we’ll most likely see many positive effects upon the news industry as well as some new challenges.
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Sacramento Bee Launches Equity Lab

Following a summer of protests against racial injustice, the Sacramento Bee was inspired to launch an Equity Lab, which includes a team of community-funded journalists focused on serving communities neglected by the mainstream media. According to the Lab’s website, it operates with two pillars: producing accountability journalism that will elevate the stories that most affect the livelihood of residents, while “holding people and institutions accountable for fair practices..."

Tampa Bay Times Investigation Makes Meaningful Impact

An 18-month Tampa Bay Times investigation recently exposed the lead dangers at a Florida factory owned by the Gopher Resource. At the factory, workers recycle about 50,000 old car batteries a day by extracting the lead, melting it in furnaces and reforging it into new blocks, according to the Times.

New Nonprofit is Keeping Idahoans Informed

The Idaho Capital Sun is the latest newsroom launched by States Newsroom, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works to create a network of independent partner news sites. Led by Christina Lords, the former editor of the Idaho Statesman, the Capital Sun includes three reporters...

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Chicago Magazine Taps Tribune’s Amy Carr as New Editor

It’s anyone’s guess how long Chicago magazine will remain in Alden Global Capital’s local portfolio, but for now the venerable city monthly has a new editor. Amy Carr, who …

Editor Retires: Cal Bratt Served Four Decades as Lynden Newspaperman

On June 30, Cal Bratt will retire after four decades in the newspaper business.  Ironically, he wasn’t the first Bratt to see his name in the local paper. “My mother and two …

Dayana Sarkisova Named The Washington Post’s Climate Solutions Editor

Announcement from National Editor Steven Ginsberg, Deputy National Editor Lori Montgomery and Environment Editor Trish Wilson: "We are delighted to announce that Dayana Sarkisova is joining …

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