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Q&A with local news researcher, Asa Royal

Feb 16, 2024
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“It’s exciting to see people orienting around that—figuring out what community information needs are and figuring out how to build a product that fulfills them.”

News you can use: Inside WHQR’s people-powered elections coverage

Feb 12, 2024
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During the 2024 election year, journalists are looking for solutions to covering elections in a meaningful, useful way. This guide walks through WHQR’s Community Agenda project, including lessons learned and the limitations.

11 news organizations join Elections Funnel training series

Feb 5, 2024
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CISLM will welcome 11 news organizations to UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media this week for a training series that will help them meet the moment of the 2024 elections.

Apply to The Elections Funnel workshop

Jan 9, 2024
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Join us for The Elections Funnel, a tactical training series focused on using funnel discipline to drive audiences to high-quality elections coverage and convert them for the long haul.

Ad buyers’ takeaways: 11 tactics for generating revenue

Jan 3, 2024
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Here are 11 quick recommendations for North Carolina media companies looking to make more money, in no particular order.

What we learned about the NC advertising landscape

Jan 3, 2024
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For this project, we wanted to lead with curiosity to understand the demand for advertising – how media buyers make decisions, plan and allocate their budgets and think about local.

Protecting the Record: Tips from journalists, librarians on digital preservation in evolving tech era

Dec 13, 2023
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In the digital media world, with changing story formats, technology tools, the rise of AI and frequent media ownership changes, digital preservation of local news stories is a challenge. How can news organizations preserve their work for the future?

6 things to know about the Agora Journalism Center

Nov 1, 2023
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Andrew DeVigal, endowed chair in journalism innovation and civic engagement at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism & Communication, is also director of the Agora Journalism Center. DeVigal spoke to CISLM to give an overview of his work at the center.

Q&A with rural media researcher, Nick Mathews

Oct 24, 2023
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“In most rural areas in particular — and that’s where I study a lot — there’s a huge need for local news. I mean, there’s nowhere else for these folks to get the news themselves.”

‘Tar Heel Bus Tour’ stop spotlights rural news solutions

Oct 20, 2023
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The Whiteville News Reporter and High’s Border Belt Independent co-hosted the stop about rural local news on the 2023 Tar Heel Bus Tour East.

On the balcony: Leadership lessons with Sarah Nagem

Sep 18, 2023
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CISLM is looking back at six years in local news transformation: “Is this a story that really needs to be told, and will it make a difference? And (Table Stakes) really helped me step back and focus on those questions.”

On the balcony: Leadership lessons with Fernando Soto

Sep 18, 2023
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CISLM is looking back at six years in local news transformation: “One of the most important things to being a leader is to be coachable, to be able to listen and to acknowledge that I don’t have all the right answers all the time.”