“You can’t move “to” if you don’t know where you’re starting “from,” and for most news organizations, their current reality, “from” is participation in community harm, neglect, or both.” — Cierra Hinton and Lizzy Hazeltine, from their Anti-Racist Table Stakes…
While Congress is considering several bills aimed at helping local news, several state legislators have introduced 11 bills that would support local journalism in their states.
CISLM has teamed with the NC Local News Workshop to create a series of workshops, conversations and events, titled “Workplace Resilience: Building Better Newsrooms.”
Our vision is this: To help build a more equitable and sustainable future for local news, the journalists who make it and the communities that need it.
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)
Social media growth, valuable performance metrics and a radical change in how stories are sourced are among the recent wins that this year’s Table Stakes participants have seen since their initial meetings in December 2021.
“It was really beneficial getting to talk to people who are active in the field because it gave me a glimpse of what a career in journalism would really be like.”
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.
Engagement journalism all comes down to finding the right puzzle pieces: EdNC increased its established audience by 142 percent in 2020 and continued to grow in 2021. Now, the outlet is sharing its insights with the rest of the news industry.
As CISLM’s social media expert, a typical day’s work might require Chedraoui to be on Twitter for multiple hours, promoting CISLM’s initiatives, retweeting media-related stories and curating a weekly thread of local news jobs.
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.