On March 16, 2023 CISLM’s Research Director Jessica Mahone and Director Erica Perel led the opening session in the annual NC Local News & Information Summit, discussing the latest in the state of news research across North Carolina.
Journalists, academics and news professionals traveled to Elon University to report updates on their respective works and share ideas on sustainability in local news. NC Local News Workshop collaborated with NC Open Government Coalition to host the summit.
The Carolina Public Press, a UNC Table Stakes cohort two graduate, featured the summit on its website and highlighted Mahone & Perel’s facilitation of current news media research: “Research highlighting the needs of underserved communities, working conditions for journalists and the effects of news loss on transparency/civic life was discussed in depth in the opening plenary conversation.”
The research reports mentioned were by CISLM, NC News Workshop, Define America and Center for Cooperative Media. Read all of the reports in our Twitter thread.