A key thing we measured in this report is the gap between a news outlet’s “reach,” or, a community’s access to a news outlet, and that news outlet’s reporting.
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Q&A with Local News Researchers Matthew J. Powers & Sandra Vera-Zambrano
“So, in a sense, what we can learn from (this research) is that if we don’t take care of journalists and their conditions and their vocation, then what happens to that profession?”
Q&A with Local News Researcher Mimi Perreault
“Journalism’s alive. It is not dying. Perhaps it’s changing…the way that we practice it is changing. But maybe it needed to change for a long time.”
Q&A with Local News Researcher Damian Radcliffe
“We also need an evidence base to support interventions from a media policy perspective, or a funding perspective, be that at a federal or local level, or through philanthropic organizations, or indeed, to encourage individuals to give.”
Lansing State Journal declines lead to shifting business model
It’s difficult to balance limited resources with sustaining a print product and an expanding digital landscape. The news isn’t all bad, Perel points out. New digital mediums mean new ways for diverse voices to infiltrate the industry.
Table Stakes Cohort 5: Who’s on your bus?
Internal and external factors can speed or slow the journey, and sometimes, the bus – the engine of change – breaks down.
Shorenstein Center publishes research on local public radio filling news gaps
Jessica Mahone, current CISLM research director and former Pew Research Center research associate, co-authored a study referenced in the paper.
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.
What we learned about NC journalism workforce
The Diversity Audit of NC Newsrooms sent us on a project of discovery this year and has yielded information that will help us serve journalists, communities and newsrooms — next year and beyond.
LION serves local news organizations through sustainability audits
When making informed decision-making for your organization, CISLM Director Erica Perel advises surveying audiences to evaluate their needs. This audience research is imperative to understanding who you are writing for and how they behave.