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)
Author: Sarah Vassello
Sarah Vassello is the Program Coordinator for the Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media.
CISLM welcomes 10 news orgs to UNC Table Stakes cohort six
CISLM recently welcomed 10 news organizations from across the Southeast to the sixth cohort of the UNC-Knight Foundation Table Stakes Initiative.
NC-based journalists discuss the research possibilities of local news nonprofits
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.
Precarious conditions in local news sparks collective action
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)
NC news-focused centers to partner on NC newsroom diversity audit
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.
Charlotte Observer becomes fourth McClatchy-owned newspaper to unionize in Carolinas
The Charlotte Observer, the largest newspaper by circulation in North Carolina, unionized in late February, with voluntary recognition from leadership coming in less than a week later.
Kayleigh Carpenter: From DTH City & State desk to CISLM bill trackers
Kayleigh Carpenter ‘23 never expected to fall in love with news media. After submitting a last-minute application to the newspaper – which Carpenter said she began 30 minutes before the deadline – she was selected for the City & State desk. The rest, she said, was history.
New Bern Post staff undergoes community freelance training by CISLM
Members of Peletah Ministries are reviving a community news organization, The New Bern Post. The Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media helped in education and training in the foundations of reliable, fact-based journalism.
CISLM welcomes 11 Southeastern news orgs to fifth cohort of UNC Table Stakes program
This week, 11 local news organizations from across the Southeast will come together to form the fifth cohort of the UNC-Knight Foundation Table Stakes Initiative.
Meet UNC Table Stakes coach Felecia Henderson
In anticipation of the fifth cohort’s kickoff, the Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media talked with each of the new coaches, independent advisors who will help guide the news organizations throughout the process.