In the News (page 5)

Annika Sehl: How can public broadcasters become more digitally savvy?

Spotlight on Research A Broader Framework for the News Industry Questions with Annika Sehl One of a regular series of articles that highlights research in the academy and the profession on the emerging threat of news deserts or changes in…

Poynter, Better News detail News Reporter’s Table Stakes-influenced revenue and readership growth

The News Reporter in Whiteville, N.C., a member of Cohort 1 of the UNC-Knight Foundation Table Stakes Newsroom Initiative, was in the news recently for the success they’ve achieved adapting to a digital-first mindset, utilizing principles they learned during the…

Better News profiles UNC Table Stakes participant The Daily Tar Heel’s collaboration with Duke University’s The Chronicle

How the UNC-Duke rivalry helped two nonprofit student newspapers collaborate — and make revenue

Penny Abernathy cited in Axios article about a potential local news desert getting some relief

CISLM’s Penny Abernathy’s news deserts research is heavily cited in this article about McClatchy creating a local news outlet to serve Youngstown, Ohio, just weeks after the city’s daily newspaper, The Vindicator, announced it would be closing. McClatchy’s investment marks…

Better News profiles UNC Table Stakes participant Carolina Public Press’ journalism collaboration

As part of an ongoing series of articles profiling success stories of the Table Stakes Newsroom initiative, Better News examined the collaboration led by Carolina Public Press of 11 North Carolina media organizations that investigated sexual assault conviction rates in…

Penny Abernathy’s news deserts research cited in USA Today article

CISLM’s Penny Abernathy’s research is cited in this USA Today article about the decline of local media. Read the full article.  

How do “news deserts” affect communities?

In this interview, Penny Abernathy tells television station WBTV Charlotte how the growing expanses of the U.S.—often rural, often poor—without newspapers risk the compromise of the very basics of democracy and civic engagement. “We’re missing out on the vital information…

UNC Media Hub examines N.C. news deserts

UNC Media Hub recently featured Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics Penny Abernathy’s research in its story “Threat of ‘news deserts’ in North Carolina is changing the media landscape.” The article examines North Carolina’s loss of local newspapers through…

Article (The Washington Post): What happens to local news when there is no local media to cover it?

The Washington Post’s Paul Farhi published a story investigating East Palo Alto and the hole leftover by a disappearance of local newsrooms, or a “news desert.” When newsrooms shutter, how does a community know about itself and what happens to…

Podcast: What is the future of the Hampshire Gazette?

Penelope Muse Abernathy spoke with Oliver Broudy on his podcast Let’s Be Reasonable about the reasons behind the downsizing of community newspapers, and in this case, the Hampshire Gazette. While journalism has received a boost in popularity and support since…

Article (Poynter): In North Carolina, these 2 women are bringing journalists closer to the public

Melody Kramer (update: now a Reese News Lab Fellow!) wrote for Poynter about News Voices: North Carolina, a new initiative supported by The Democracy Fund with the goal of stronger collaboration and trust between journalists and the communities they cover. She…