Reinventing local news

Reinventing local news

Reinventing local news

IN THE NEWS

Reese News Lab Adventure Squad app in the news

UNC’s University Communications recently ran a story about UNC School of Media and Journalism Assistant Professor Steven King‘s “Adventure Squad” app, an augmented reality video game that keeps hospitalized pediatric patients mobile and empowered, allowing them to play an interactive “superhero”…

Better News profiles UNC Table Stakes participant Carolina Public Press’ journalism collaboration

As part of an ongoing series of articles profiling success stories of the Table Stakes Newsroom initiative, Better News examined the collaboration led by Carolina Public Press of 11 North Carolina media organizations that investigated sexual assault conviction rates in…

Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting comes to Carolina

A national organization dedicated to increasing and retaining reporters and editors of color in the field of investigative reporting will now be based at UNC-Chapel Hill, the School of Media and Journalism announced on Thursday. The Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting works…

LATEST BLOG POSTS

Strategic Digital Media Entrepreneur

Revolutionary new technologies are compelling news organizations to recreate their business models or be left in history’s wake. The Strategic Digital Media Entrepreneur is packed with practical insights and guidance on all aspects of the business of media. Explore case…

CISLM to welcome Table Stakes Cohort 3 in August

The UNC Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media is pleased to announce the selection of 13 media organizations that will focus on audience engagement and creating sustainable revenue streams as part of the yearlong UNC-Knight Foundation Table Stakes…

Newspaper closures increase as sales slow

The pace of newspaper closures, mergers and bankruptcies appears to be accelerating as both chains and independent newspaper owners face unrelenting economic challenges, and the largest companies shed underperforming assets. Since publication of the 2018 report, The Expanding News Desert, UNC researchers have uncovered an additional 200 shuttered papers. Almost…