News & Posts (page 2)

Uma Bhat continues love of local news, from high school editor to CISLM intern

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Uma Bhat’s career in journalism began as a first-year at Green Hope High School, chasing the school’s newspaper adviser down the hall.

Lucas Thomae brings firsthand experience with local news to CISLM

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As Lucas Thomae fell in love with local journalism, he started shadowing different sports reporters from his hometown newspapers.

Jessica Mahone takes the helm for CISLM’s next generation of local news research

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As research director, Mahone will lead efforts to integrate the Center’s research with its educational programs and outreach, as well as collaborate and connect with the broader local news research community.

How the Knoxville News Sentinel’s investigative reporting is building back trust with Black readers

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Bridging the divides between the newsroom and communities cannot be done in only weeks or months. For UNC Table Stakes participant Knoxville News Sentinel, that shift takes many forms.

New Bern Post staff undergoes community freelance training by CISLM

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Members of Peletah Ministries are reviving a community news organization, The New Bern Post. The Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media helped in education and training in the foundations of reliable, fact-based journalism.

CISLM welcomes 11 Southeastern news orgs to fifth cohort of UNC Table Stakes program

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This week, 11 local news organizations from across the Southeast will come together to form the fifth cohort of the UNC-Knight Foundation Table Stakes Initiative.  

Meet UNC Table Stakes coach Felecia Henderson

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In anticipation of the fifth cohort’s kickoff, the Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media talked with each of the new coaches, independent advisors who will help guide the news organizations throughout the process.  

Meet UNC Table Stakes coach Nation Hahn

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In anticipation of the fifth cohort’s kickoff, the Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media talked with each of the new coaches, independent advisors who will help guide the news organizations throughout the process.  

Meet UNC Table Stakes coach Chrissy Beck

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 In anticipation of the fifth cohort’s kickoff, the Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media talked with each of the new coaches, independent advisors who will help guide the news organizations throughout the process. 

Meet UNC Table Stakes Program Director Charlie Baum

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In anticipation of the fifth cohort’s kickoff, the Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media talked with each of the new coaches, independent advisors who will help guide the news organizations throughout the process.   

Alden acquisition threat includes more than 20 news ecosystems in NC, VA

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The news ecosystem in more than 20 North Carolina and Virginia cities would shift under a proposal by Alden Capital to acquire Lee Enterprises. 

A Q&A with Nikki Usher on historic news deserts, inequality in journalism

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CISLM Intern Halsey Ziglar spoke to Dr. Usher about her research, the effects of news deserts on communities and the future of community news.