News & Posts

Which states are taking legislative action to support local news?

Posted in

While Congress is considering several bills aimed at helping local news, several state legislators have introduced 11 bills that would support local journalism in their states.

CISLM, NC Local News Workshop collaborating on education series focused on ‘Building Better Newsrooms’

Posted in

CISLM has teamed with the NC Local News Workshop to create a series of workshops, conversations and events, titled “Workplace Resilience: Building Better Newsrooms.”

From the director: Local news jobs should be sustainable, too

Posted in

Our vision is this: To help build a more equitable and sustainable future for local news, the journalists who make it and the communities that need it.

Precarious conditions in local news sparks collective action

Posted in

How often are unionized local news journalists seeing wins? CISLM looked at unionization in the local news field from a solutions-style lens to investigate the frequency and type of successes and limitations. (Photo by Scott Yates)

UNC Table Stakes cohort five teams making progress toward north star visions

Posted in

Social media growth, valuable performance metrics and a radical change in how stories are sourced are among the recent wins that this year’s Table Stakes participants have seen since their initial meetings in December 2021.

CISLM, career services host local news-focused internship fair

Posted in

“It was really beneficial getting to talk to people who are active in the field because it gave me a glimpse of what a career in journalism would really be like.”

Q&A with Richard T. Griffiths on local news, media ethics

Posted in

CISLM Intern Katelyn Chedraoui sat down with Griffiths at the end of his visit to UNC to chat about his experience with local news and current ethical dilemmas facing journalists.

EducationNC grew its audience by 142 percent — and published a playbook so you can, too

Posted in

Engagement journalism all comes down to finding the right puzzle pieces: EdNC increased its established audience by 142 percent in 2020 and continued to grow in 2021. Now, the outlet is sharing its insights with the rest of the news industry.

Katelyn Chedraoui connects local news communities online

Posted in

As CISLM’s social media expert, a typical day’s work might require Chedraoui to be on Twitter for multiple hours, promoting CISLM’s initiatives, retweeting media-related stories and curating a weekly thread of local news jobs.

NC news-focused centers to partner on NC newsroom diversity audit

Posted in

Two NC centers that exist to improve the health of local news organizations and local communities are teaming up to do research that measures and tracks the diversity of staff in the state’s newsrooms. 

Charlotte Observer becomes fourth McClatchy-owned newspaper to unionize in Carolinas

Posted in

The Charlotte Observer, the largest newspaper by circulation in North Carolina, unionized in late February, with voluntary recognition from leadership coming in less than a week later.

Kayleigh Carpenter: From DTH City & State desk to CISLM bill trackers

Posted in

Kayleigh Carpenter ‘23 never expected to fall in love with news media. After submitting a last-minute application to the newspaper – which Carpenter said she began 30 minutes before the deadline – she was selected for the City & State desk. The rest, she said, was history.