Andrew Conte, Ph.D., is the Associate Vice President and Managing Director for the Center for Media Innovation, housed at Point Park University. Conte spoke to CISLM to give an overview of his work at the center.
“There are already some really interesting findings as we try to identify the specific sort of political, cultural, economic and cultural factors that influence the challenges of local media in different countries.”
The fellowship partnership will help build a pipeline for early career journalists while filling news gaps in the Triangle with INDY’s strengthened reporting power.
By Caitlyn Yaede Honor Knapp is not afraid to ask questions. The rising junior is studying public relations and communications, with a concentration in interpersonal and organizational communication and rhetoric. As a student in the Hussman School of Journalism and…
“There’s no one big solution for every country on the globe — it’s always quite context specific. Nonetheless, we can learn from each other.”
“It’s important for our community to have its own space, its own voice and to be able to tell our own stories.”
“We’re looking at concerns and issues that have been highlighted (in local news and local news models ) so that we can perhaps avoid making those same mistakes as well here.”
The solutions to tackling burnout can be approached in two ways — operationally, which has a systemic impact but often requires more time and agency, and personally, in which journalists manage their response to stressful situations.
“So, I would hope that one of the things the local journalists can take from this research is a sense that they are doing something distinctive and invaluable to their community that would otherwise not exist.”
On May 15, the staff of Wilmington-based WHQR followed the lead of colleagues at WFAE to become the second NPR member station in North Carolina to express interest in forming a union.