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.
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 ‘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.
Uma Bhat’s career in journalism began as a first-year at Green Hope High School, chasing the school’s newspaper adviser down the hall.
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.
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.
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.