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How a newspaper in Virginia is centering readers in its reporting

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Journalists at The News Leader in Staunton, Virginia are working with each other and with their UNC Table Stakes coach to engage more readers — not politicians — in the process of watchdog reporting.

I shuttered my own news startup. Here’s what journalism should learn from my experience.

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I’m sharing what worked – and what didn’t – in hopes that these lessons are carried forward to a more reflective, equitable future for journalism.

Callan Hazeldine brings invaluable data analysis skills to CISLM team

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Hazeldine has joined the CISLM research team, which aims to study the local news ecosystem and provide the journalism industry with data and analysis about news loss and potential solutions for the future.

Daniel Wei explores the intersection of business, journalism

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With an understanding of both fields, Wei is spending his internship writing case studies of local news organizations that are reinventing the news business model.

LISTEN: Rethinking the business of local news

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Featuring UNC-Knight Intiatitve Table Stakes alumni members Glenn Burkins of QCity Metro (cohort four) and Angie Newsome of Carolina Public Press (cohort two), the podcast highlights how the news industry has changed in the past few years.

Through Table Stakes, Knoxville News Sentinel improves coverage of Black communities

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Citing the newsroom’s involvement in the UNC-Knight Table Stakes Initiative, Social Justice, Race and Equity Reporter Angela Davis wrote that the Knoxville News Sentinel is making good on its commitment to improving its coverage of Black communities.

How N.C. A&T students changed the way Greensboro newspapers make headlines

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North Carolina A&T State University students researched local news reporting in Greensboro and discovered that media outlets often used the institution as a locator for crime in its surrounding region.

Elizabeth Thompson brings thorough data journalism experience to CISLM research

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In her new role as Local News Researcher at UNC’s Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media, Thompson applies her knowledge of data journalism to explore startup news organizations, clean data and brainstorm potential research projects.

How high school journalists can be part of a news ecosystem

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The Nighthawk News produces many hard-hitting stories by student journalists — not just for other students, but for their Outer Banks community.

How local news outlets are using sports wins as revenue wins

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For UNC Table Stakes participants and alumni, recent rivalry games and national championships have brought in much-needed revenue to their newsrooms through innovative fundraising and commemorative merchandise sales.

Which states are taking legislative action to support local news?

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While Congress is considering several bills aimed at helping local news following the overall decline in news across the country, several state legislators have introduced 11 bills that would support local journalism in their states. These bills are more likely to be tailored specifically for their states.

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

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