“There are already some really interesting findings as we try to identify the specific sort of political, cultural, economic and cultural factors that influence the challenges of local media in different countries.”
WUNC’s Youth Radio Institute is leading young people interested in journalism into the field, with a goal to pass the mic and change the lens of who is an expert.
“Everybody changes and nobody’s really thought about, well, OK, maybe certain places can afford this, but a lot of places can’t. We romanticize change without really knowing if it actually matters.”
The fellowship partnership will help build a pipeline for early career journalists while filling news gaps in the Triangle with INDY’s strengthened reporting power.
By Caitlyn Yaede Honor Knapp is not afraid to ask questions. The rising junior is studying public relations and communications, with a concentration in interpersonal and organizational communication and rhetoric. As a student in the Hussman School of Journalism and…
Erica Perel, CISLM Director, spoke about how concerned people should be about the future of (especially local) journalism + why it is important for young journalists to be flexible and creative as they enter the industry.
“There’s no one big solution for every country on the globe — it’s always quite context specific. Nonetheless, we can learn from each other.”
“I think it’s exciting when people in their own community look around and wonder if they could have a better local news system than what they have and try to do something about that.”
“It’s important for our community to have its own space, its own voice and to be able to tell our own stories.”
“It’s probably not surprising to a lot of people in the field, but it definitely should be something that’s dealt with and not thought of as OK,” said Elizabeth Thompson, CISLM local news researcher and the survey’s lead.