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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.”

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

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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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.