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Christopher Ali: Who should pay for local public affairs journalism?

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  Spotlight on Research   Who should pay for local public affairs journalism?  Four Questions with Christopher Ali One of a regular series of articles that highlights research in the academy and the profession on the emerging threat of news…

Merja Myllylahti: The future of ‘all-digital’ media ownership models

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Since 2011, Merja Myllylahti, a former financial journalist, has been tracking media ownership patterns in New Zealand. During that time, ownership has become increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few barons. What are the implications of this for her…

WATCH: Launching an email newsletter product in a local market

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A twice-weekly with a storied history, The Pilot of Southern Pines, North Carolina, is one of the few remaining locally owned community newspapers in North Carolina. In the past two decades, the community newspaper has grown into a statewide media…

Nikki Usher: Newsrooms and the newspaper crisis: space, place, cultural meaning

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Newsroom moves and the newspaper crisis: space, place, and cultural meaning The buildings where newspapers were published in the 20th century were often iconic structures. They stood out on the skylines of large cities or became gathering places for local…

Recent Changes in Newspaper Ownership

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This is a periodic update of major sales and acquisitions that have occurred since the publication of The New Media Baron and the Emerging Threat of News Deserts. The report by the University of North Carolina’s School of Media and…

Students Taught to Think and Execute Like Entrepreneurs to Shape Journalism’s Future

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The wave of innovation from the New Lab is the result of a shift in thinking about how students and future journalists should interact with the changing media industry.

Report Released: The Rise Of A New Media Baron And The Emerging Threat Of News Deserts

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Over the past decade, a new media baron has emerged, very different from the publishers that preceded them.The rise of this new media baron coincides with immense disruption in newspaper industry.

Executive Summary: “The Rise Of A New Media Baron…”

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(NOTE: The text below is an excerpt from “The Rise Of A New Media Baron And The Emerging Threat Of News Deserts,” released Oct 17, 2016. The report — including this summary — was written by Penelope Muse Abernathy and published…

Wesley Hitson, Media Innovation Fellow, helps local media’s “data problem”

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The Media Innovation Fellows program at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism places recent graduates at local media companies in North Carolina to help them embrace new technologies and respond to changing consumer needs. The Reese News Lab, managed…

Give a Mouse a Cookie: A Milestone Investment Model for Local Media

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A unique look at a proven model for publishers and GMs to successfully fund Innovation from within media companies.