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CISLM welcomes 10 news orgs to UNC Table Stakes cohort six

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CISLM recently welcomed 10 news organizations from across the Southeast to the sixth cohort of the UNC-Knight Foundation Table Stakes Initiative.

What we learned about NC journalism workforce

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The Diversity Audit of NC Newsrooms sent us on a project of discovery this year and has yielded information that will help us serve journalists, communities and newsrooms — next year and beyond.

LION serves local news organizations through sustainability audits

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When making informed decision-making for your organization, CISLM Director Erica Perel advises surveying audiences to evaluate their needs. This audience research is imperative to understanding who you are writing for and how they behave.

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How student journalists, local news org partner to meet NC environmental news needs

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There are very few classes at the UNC Hussman School where one can expect to hold a falcon. But for junior Caleb Sigmon, MEJO 562 has brought a lot of new experiences.

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NC-based journalists discuss the research possibilities of local news nonprofits

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Nonprofits are the third largest sector in the U.S., and news organizations may be able to utilize findings and best practices from researchers who specialize in studying philanthropy and nonprofits.

Unionizing protected some local journalists from Gannett layoffs

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Record-Courier News Guild’s workers were protected by their union status, but many other Gannett newsrooms were not, CISLM Research Director Jessica Mahone said in a Columbia Journalism Review article.

Celebrating Latinx journalists during Latinx Heritage Month

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Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media Director Erica Beshears Perel emphasized the importance of Latinx journalists and their multifaceted services to the industry.

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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.