“Nobody to our knowledge had looked at the region as a whole and tried looking at doing a deep dive into news and information ecosystem and needs of particular communities within one of our key regions in the state.”
“I was asking, why is it that after all these decades, academia has not yet helped the news industry solve this business model crisis yet?”
Raised in a family of educators, CISLM Graduate Student Researcher Jordan Davis was taught to value any opportunity to learn new skills.
“I wanted to keep my journalistic roots and see what is happening in the field these days,” Williams said. “Journalism is in a very interesting place now in terms of sustainability, especially at the local level.”
“We also need an evidence base to support interventions from a media policy perspective, or a funding perspective, be that at a federal or local level, or through philanthropic organizations, or indeed, to encourage individuals to give.”
There are very few classes at the UNC Hussman School where one can expect to hold a falcon. But for junior Caleb Sigmon, MEJO 562 has brought a lot of new experiences.
CISLM Intern Katelyn Chedraoui sat down with Griffiths at the end of his visit to UNC to chat about his experience with local news and current ethical dilemmas facing journalists.
As Lucas Thomae fell in love with local journalism, he started shadowing different sports reporters from his hometown newspapers.
As research director, Mahone will lead efforts to integrate the Center’s research with its educational programs and outreach, as well as collaborate and connect with the broader local news research community.
Bridging the divides between the newsroom and communities cannot be done in only weeks or months. For UNC Table Stakes participant Knoxville News Sentinel, that shift takes many forms.