In the News (page 3)

UNC Table Stakes participants ‘heroes’ for their COVID-19 coverage

A recent Q&A with PEN America spotlighted the COVID-19 coverage of Scalawag Magazine, a member of Cohort 1 of the UNC-Knight Foundation Table Stakes Newsroom Initiative. Part of PEN America’s “Local Journalist Heroes” series, the piece highlights the work of…

Covering COVID-19: How one small weekly is coping

Poynter’s Kristen Hare examines how a two-person weekly in Virginia — the Greene County Record — is innovating to cover the COVID-19 pandemic in a piece that cites the U.S. News Deserts research of UNC Knight Chair in Journalism and…

UNC Table Stakes participant providing free at-home content for NC students

UNC-TV, a three-time participant in the UNC-Knight Foundation Table Stakes Initiative, is providing free, curriculum-informed content for North Carolina students, over-the-air and streamed online. By executive order of the governor, public schools across North Carolina are closed due to COVID-19…

Nieman Lab profiles CISLM ‘Project Oasis’ partnership with Google and LION

Nieman Lab covered the March 18, 2020, announcement of Project Oasis, the Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media (CISLM) partnership with the Google News Initiative, LION Publishers and Doug Smith to identify, share and implement the best practices…

Penny Abernathy’s local news research cited in articles about media’s challenges covering COVID-19

As media outlets across the nation work to cover COVID-19, the pandemic has highlighted the importance of local news. Publications across the nation have cited UNC Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics Penny Abernathy’s groundbreaking local news research…

Penny Abernathy interviewed on supporting local news during COVID-19

This New York Times piece quotes Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics Penny Abernathy’s U.S. News Deserts research in a piece examining coronavirus’ effect on local news as the pandemic cuts off ads and live events, hitting outlets…

LISTEN: Penny Abernathy interviewed for three-part podcast series on the state of local news

UNC Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics Penny Abernathy provided her insights for a three-part podcast series produced by Pew Charitable Trusts examining the issues facing local news and signs of hope for the industry’s future. The first…

WATCH: Penny Abernathy discusses journalism’s future on ‘Story in the Public Square’

UNC Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics Penny Abernathy recently appeared on the Pell Center’s “Story in the Public Square” program where she discussed her groundbreaking U.S. News Deserts research and her thoughts on journalism’s future.    She stressed the need for today’s journalists…

UNC Table Stakes participant wins industry innovation award

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, a Cohort 2 member of the UNC-Knight Foundation Table Stakes Newsroom Initiative, recently won top honors at the Key Executives Mega-Conference in Ft. Worth, Texas. The Democrat-Gazette won the Mega-Innovation Award for an iPad initiative the newspaper refined…

Better News profiles UNC Table Stakes participant UNC-TV’s digital audience build

This Better News piece profiles how UNC-TV — a member of all three cohorts of the UNC-Knight Foundation Table Stakes Newsroom Initiative — is building a new and larger audience by producing digital content while staying committed to its traditional…

The New Yorker: What happens when the news is gone?

This New Yorker piece quotes UNC Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Penny Abernathy in a look at news deserts through the lens of Jones County, North Carolina. From the article: “Penny Abernathy, a professor of journalism at the…

Poynter features Gannett project inspired by UNC Table Stakes initiative

This Poynter piece examines a newly launched Gannett feature called The American South. A Cohort 3 member of our UNC-Knight Foundation Table Stakes Newsroom Initiative, Gannett launched the feature section to tell stories about the South from the South, exploring…