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What history teaches us: How newspapers have evolved to meet market demands

Throughout history, newspapers have had to adapt to constantly changing business conditions.  This excerpt is from an article published in the SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society, which will serve as a reference for undergraduate and graduate students.…

Cultivating digital ‘oases’ in the local news landscape

The Google News Initiative announced Project Oasis today in a blog from UNC CISLM Director Susan Leath. In my 30 years of working in journalism, I’ve seen first-hand the value of trusted news sources that help citizens connect and engage.…

A conversation with the News & Observer’s Robyn Tomlin: Local news coverage in the time of COVID-19

  Robyn Tomlin  is the Executive Editor at the News & Observer and Southeast Regional Editor for McClatchy. A Carolina native, Tomlin majored in journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill and was an editor of the Daily Tar Heel. She went on to become the…

Annika Sehl: How can public broadcasters become more digitally savvy?

One of a regular series of articles that highlights research in the academy and the profession on the emerging threat of news deserts or changes in media ownership. These are questions with Annika Sehl, a research fellow at Reuters Institute…

UNC Table Stakes participants speak at Knight Media Forum

The Knight Media Forum in Miami Feb. 26-28, 2020, featured participants in the UNC-Knight Foundation Table Stakes Newsroom Initiative on a panel exploring Charlotte, North Carolina’s collaborative media environment. Glenn H. Burkins, founder and publisher of Qcity Metro, an independent,…

Making metrics work for readers

Successful media entrepreneurs know loyal and engaged customers lead to increased growth in customers and profits for their enterprise. Digital metrics offer media organizations unprecedented insights into audience habits, but must be used wisely to avoid publishing dubious content and…

Penny Abernathy to speak at UNC library exhibit celebrating local news

UNC Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics Penny Abernathy will give a talk celebrating the opening of the exhibition “Papers for the People: A Treasury of North Carolina News Sources” at UNC’s Wilson Special Collections Library, on Feb.…

CITAP speaker examines algorithms

Why does YouTube seem to know just what you want to watch? How can Google fill in your search questions before you even finish them? Where does Facebook find out what ads it thinks you’d like? One world: algorithms. They’re…

Our Chatham/ Chatham News + Record community convo culminates joint adolescent mental health podcast

A forum focusing on mental health and co-hosted by Our Chatham and the Chatham News + Record took place at Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro, North Carolina, Jan. 22. Our Chatham is the audience-driven news service produced by students…

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Reese Innovation Lab to help build collaborative local news platform for Google News Initiative project

In the 1970s, when Ju-Don Marshall was 7, her family moved to the South Carolina Low Country from New York. Marshall had maternal roots in the area, deep in the African-American Gullah culture surrounding Charleston, but to a New York…

WATCH: Gear Up app gives a virtual tour of UNC System campuses

The UNC System collaborated with the team of Steven King, assistant professor at the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media, and the SeeBoundless company to produce the Gear Up app. The virtual reality app allows students to remotely tour…

Reese Innovation Lab students pitch the news products of tomorrow

A body positivity website. An enhanced set of platforms for a working-mom podcast. A networking site for freelancers. A food money-saving app for young adults. What do all these things have in common? They’re products pitched by students from the…