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The Resolve is a new independent media outlet that will focus, elevate, and celebrate the voices and stories of Black, Indigenous and people of color. Set to launch this year in Canada, it was founded by Matthew DiMera, an award-winning editor and journalist in Toronto. more
The seminal work by Marshall McLuhan titled “Media as the Message” [sic] was prescient. But now that the majority of the world has access to media, whether social, state, or corporate driven, the global commons is driven by its perceptions. In this new world, the dominant and most desirable message—despite the noise, dissonance, and distraction—is America. more
It’s been a year since the newsroom at the Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader began to work remotely. When the decision came down from parent company, Gannett, the staff was certain it would only be for a couple of weeks. They were well-poised to work in this way. Everyone had laptops and hotspot smartphones. more
The news industry encountered some dark times last year as the COVID-19 pandemic impacted our newsrooms profoundly. Yet for many news professionals, their resilience never swayed. In particular, our young leaders are now more motivated than ever to press forward and continue the important mission of preserving the success and future of journalism. more
As more local news organizations close their doors and news deserts pop-up throughout the country, LION Publishers and News Catalysts want to create a solution. Together, they have launched the Tiny News Collective, an initiative that will provide the tools and resources to help people build sustainable news organizations. more
Investigative journalism has the capacity to change the world for the better, but to do so is incredibly expensive work. To expand their commitment to investigative reporting, The Times-Picayune and The Advocate have launched the Louisiana Fund for Investigative Journalism.. more
For Shaw Media, the most promising source of digital revenue growth is through their digital subscriptions, which is why the organization recently launched Shaw Local, a digital local news network covering northern Illinois. It includes all of Shaw Media’s local news coverage from its 53 Illinois newspapers and magazines. more
After a long history of anti-Black prejudice in media, what would reparations look like? To answer this question by the year 2070, a team of journalists at nonpartisan organization Free Press have come together to launch Media 2070. more
The Post and Courier newspaper in Charleston, S.C. has announced the purchase of a 2008 Goss Magnum Single Width Press, originally housed in Skelleftca, Sweden. According to a press release, the press is currently being dismantled, crated and transported via container ship to the U.S. with an expected arrival time of March 2021. more
Gawq, a new mobile news app, wants to help news consumers cut through the noise. The free app presents news from more than 150 media sources, such as CNN, Fox News, ABC News, New York Post, NBC News, CBS News, Newsweek, and The New York Times. more
Ordinarily, when it snows in Washington D.C, hundreds of kids shuffle up Capitol Hill and tumble down the west side of the U.S. Capitol, long known to residents of Washington, D.C. as one of the best places for sledding. Unfortunately, when several inches of snow dropped on the nation’s Capitol at the end of January, there wasn’t a sled in sight anywhere near the Capitol. more
When we put out the call for nominations for our annual 10 News Publishers That Do It Right, it was right in the middle of a global health pandemic. Newsrooms around the world were dealing with difficult challenges—from the loss of advertising revenue to ensuring the health and safety of their staff. more
My prior feature in E&P presented some dire predictions as to where newspapers might be going and their relevance in the current year. It wasn’t a comfortable article for me to write, but I based my predictions in reality rather than simply an optimistic overview of a dramatic fairy tale recovery. more
Tech giants Google and Facebook aren’t strangers to antitrust litigation and Congressional scrutiny, but in a first-of-its-kind case, the two companies have been named as defendants in a federal antitrust lawsuit filed by a newspaper publisher. The plaintiff, HD Media Co., LLC, is the West Virginia-based publisher of seven titles... more
In recent years, The Washington Post has produced quite a bit of data journalism—from Fatal Force, the database cataloging every fatal shooting nationwide by a police officer in the line of duty to “2°C: Beyond the Limit,” a series which utilized temperature data to demonstrate that extreme climate change is already upon us. Now, the news organization has launched a new data journalism department. more
Disrupting traditional, old and obsolete business models is how many new entrepreneurs and startups gain success. Although they are often synonymous with Silicon Valley and other tech centers, disruptive entrepreneurs can also be found in places like Fishers, Ind., a suburb of Indianapolis. more
Asheville, N.C. is by no means a news desert. Residents there have access to The Asheville Citizen Times, Mountain Xpress and Blue Ridge Public Radio as well as other local publications. Yet, a small coalition of veteran professional journalists and media executives want to help produce more local journalism in the area. more
Some old heavy-duty, weatherproof newspaper boxes are getting a second life in Florence, S.C. The Morning News recently partnered with House of Hope, a shelter that serves the homeless, and Tie One On Florence, a campaign that provides clothing for the less fortunate, to repurpose and redecorate the boxes to serve Florence’s homeless population by housing donations. more
For 50 years, the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team has published hard-hitting investigative work. Its 2003 Pulitzer Prize winning series on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church was even turned into a Hollywood movie in 2015 (“Spotlight”) and took home two Oscars. Since the film came out, the Globe along with Participant (a co-producer of “Spotlight”) have offered the Spotlight Investigative Journalism Fellowship, which awards up to $100,000 to investigative reporters every year. more
In 2020, digital was a double-edged sword. It brought us closer together as in-person meetings and events moved online during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it divided us even more as misinformation and hate speech circulated dangerously on various social media platforms. more
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