The Whiteville News Reporter and High’s Border Belt Independent co-hosted the stop about rural local news on the 2023 Tar Heel Bus Tour East.
Our hope is that this can shed some light and create more transparency for all in the hiring process, especially for candidates who may not have easy access to journalism professionals.
Erica Perel, CISLM Director, spoke about how concerned people should be about the future of (especially local) journalism + why it is important for young journalists to be flexible and creative as they enter the industry.
“It’s probably not surprising to a lot of people in the field, but it definitely should be something that’s dealt with and not thought of as OK,” said Elizabeth Thompson, CISLM local news researcher and the survey’s lead.
Following more than a decade of layoffs and consolidation in the local news industry, 70% of journalists have experienced work-related burnout, according to a new survey from the Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media.
There’s a growing movement that seeks to strengthen the journalism and documentary skills of community members in order to better meet that community’s information needs. What are the models out there that are working? (Photo by James Seo | Amplify Utah)
CISLM recently welcomed 10 news organizations from across the Southeast to the sixth cohort of the UNC-Knight Foundation Table Stakes Initiative.
Nonprofits are the third largest sector in the U.S., and news organizations may be able to utilize findings and best practices from researchers who specialize in studying philanthropy and nonprofits.
How often are unionized local news journalists seeing wins? CISLM looked at unionization in the local news field from a solutions-style lens to investigate the frequency and type of successes and limitations. (Photo by Scott Yates)
Two NC centers that exist to improve the health of local news organizations and local communities are teaming up to do research that measures and tracks the diversity of staff in the state’s newsrooms.