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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced hundreds of newsrooms to impose massive cuts, layoffs and furloughs—so much that several media organizations have called on Congress to lend crucial financial assistance to the industry. In April, a coalition of … more
Hoping to lend support to local businesses during the current pandemic, the Gambit, an alt-weekly in New Orleans, La., recently launched Adopt-a-Small Business. The program supports locally-owned shops and restaurants by allowing the public to … more
Amidst a pandemic, many publishers have had to step up to meet the high demand for accurate COVID-19 information. One of them is USA TODAY NETWORK, who recently built on their long running digital explainer series Just the FAQs with the Facebook … more
A new initiative from Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media, Google News Initiative, and Table Stakes co-founder Douglas K. Smith wants … more
Twelve years ago, many people were left jobless or in constant fear of losing their jobs when the market crashed. Thus, many of them turned to LinkedIn including Jeff Tennery. In 2014, an idea that had been rattling around in his mind for six years … more
News & Observer photojournalist Julia Wall goes “old school” with a paper roadmap of North Carolina while traveling the backgrounds for the Journey Across the 100 project. (Photo provided) The News & Observer, based in Raleigh, N.C., … more
The Columbia Journalism Review revealed in a piece last year that there are roughly 2.6 million tribal citizens in the U.S., but fewer than .05 percent of all journalists at leading newspapers and online publications are Native American. It begs the … more
Sid Hartman (center) during All-Star Game weekend 2014 with Joe Mauer, Dave Winfield, Jack Morris and Paul Molitor (Photo by Dustin Morse/Minnesota Twins) It’s not unusual for a newspaper to celebrate a centennial, but a “Sidtennial?” That’s … more
Kansas City community members attend a listening session with The Beacon in February. (Photo provided) When investigative reporter Kelsey Ryan lost her job in 2018 after a round of layoffs at the Kansas City Star, she decided it was time to create … more
News organizations in five states will now have access to legal services they need to pursue enterprise and investigative stories, thanks to the Local Legal Initiative. Founded by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP), the program … more
An example of the Coverage Analysis feature on the Ground News Pro app breaking down the bias of a story multiple news outlets have covered. To help news consumers combat misinformation, clickbait and fake news, Ground News will help them compare … more
Last month, Gretchen Wehmhoff and Melinda Munson became the new owners of the Skagway News after purchasing the paper for a total of $20. Skagway is a city in southeast Alaska located 600 miles from Anchorage. Munson has a bachelor’s degree in … more
Media industry members understand how important local journalism is to everyday life. However, as more news consumers turn on New York Times’ “The Daily” podcast during their morning commute or catch the national evening news on their … more
Pictured is The 19th team: (starting clockwise) Errin Haines, Andrea Valdez, Johanna Derlega, Emily Ramshaw and Amanda Zamora. (Photo provided) Four years ago, Emily Ramshaw, then the editor-in-chief of the Texas Tribune, was on maternity leave with … more
According to Laura Bassett, co-founder of the Save Journalism Project (SJP), nearly 7,500 journalists lost their jobs last year. In addition, many newspapers have folded, leaving communities without a local news outlet. From this struggle, the Save … more
When the Miami Herald announced it was closing its printing and packaging operations in January, Aminda Marqués González, president, publisher and executive editor, said in the announcement, it “was a very difficult business decision reached … more
Billboards for the City Champions were displayed in Cleveland, Ohio last fall. (Image provided) Cleveland, Ohio is the site for City Champions, the latest project from Guardian US. Inspired by the Guardian’s Cities section in London, the City … more
Luzmila Badillo-Gualdron works with Yarelis Ledesma, a bilingual student at Vineland High School in New Jersey. (Photo by Adam Monacelli/USA Today Network) According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of 2017, the Hispanic population in the U.S. made up … more
Journalists have had some concerns with social media platforms for some time now, yet it remains the best way to interact with their readers. Hoping to provide a better alternative is Subtext, a service that gives reporters the capability to send … more
An early Feeding the Conversation lunch that brought together members of LA’s Asian American community with Take Two producers and other KPCC journalists. (Photo by Quincy Surasmith/KPCC) Nothing brings people together like food as Southern … more
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