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Penny Abernathy appears on ‘Focus Carolina’

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Take a listen as Penny Abernathy talks news deserts and how local media can continue to succeed in the 21st century’s changing media landscape in this interview with WCHL’s “Focus Carolina”…

New Report Released: The Expanding News Desert

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Read the preface of the new report by Penny Abernathy, The Expanding News Desert, below and then check out the rest of the report and find out if you live…

Free Training: Intro to Data Journalism with the Center for Investigative Reporting

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Reveal/The Center for Investigative Reporting will be coming to North Carolina June 18-19 to train journalists and students in the art of data reporting. Emmanuel Martinez, data reporter for Reveal/CIR,…

Will two of the largest investment newspaper barons merge into one company?

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Japanese telecommunications conglomerate SoftBank, which last year purchased the $70 billion investment firm that manages the largest newspaper chain in the US—GateHouse—may be considering the addition of another large newspaper…


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