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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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Bill Green Named Editor of The Daily News in Longview, Washington

The Daily News has named Bill Green as its next editor to lead the news operations of the nearly century-old Longview, Washington, newspaper. Green most recently served as community publications …

Richard G. Jones Named The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Top Opinion Editor

Richard G. Jones will become The Inquirer’s managing editor for Opinion, returning to the company where his varied and accomplished career in journalism and academia began more than 30 years …

Emmanuel Felton Joins The Post’s America Desk as its Race and Ethnicity Reporter

Announcement from National Editor Steven Ginsberg, Deputy National Editor Lori Montgomery and America Editor Simone Sebastian: We are thrilled to announce that Emmanuel Felton will join The …

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