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Q&A with Scalawag’s Cierra Hinton on the future of funding for journalism nonprofits

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CISLM Director Erica Beshears Perel spoke with Cierra Hinton to discuss nonprofit journalism funding, the difference between community and audience and what it means to pursue journalism described as “reparative, just and equitable.”

How Enlace Latino NC grew newsletter subscribers by 390 percent

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La Tortilla may be the only newsletter of its kind in North Carolina — an important part of Enlace Latino NC’s mission to deliver powerful journalism to Latinx communities across NC.

How the Florida Times-Union learned it was tracking the wrong social media metrics – and watched engagement soar

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By Katelyn Chedraoui Emily Bloch figured social media would be part of her job when she started covering education and youth culture at the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, Fla. But she did not expect that a massive upgrade to the Times-Union official social media accounts would become central to the legacy…

News & Observer’s Managing Editor on adding staff, investing in print

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By Erica Perel This week, Raleigh’s News & Observer announced a new investment in its print product: 14 additional pages in “reimagined” Wednesday and Sunday print editions, powered by a larger newsroom, including six new jobs announced in August. The…

6 Table Stakes terms your news org needs for transformation

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By Katelyn Chedraoui At the Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media, we research and identify local news practices and successes and use our findings to educate news organizations who can commit to transformation. Through our Table Stakes program, we help news organizations identify…

How HBCU Gameday creates an immersive digital experience

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By Preston Fore Sports culture at historically Black colleges and universities is big — from the marching bands and screaming fans to the long historic rivalries, but it has often gone under covered in legacy media. Enter HBCU Gameday, a…

How Enlace Latino NC and Southerly partnered to cover the rural Latino community

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By Brianna Atkinson The partnership between Enlace Latino NC and Southerly started at the community college in rural Robeson County in early 2020. In that room, the two news organizations hosted a listening session with the Latino community of southeastern…

Q&A with Justin Smith, incoming publisher of The News Reporter

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The News Reporter in Whiteville, North Carolina is a legacy newspaper that punches above its weight. After covering the rise of the Klu Klux Klan, the paper won one of the first Pulitzer Prizes for Public Service in 1953. The…

NC family with local news legacy wins Tom and Pat Gish Award

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Inside the lobby of the UNC School of Journalism and Media, The News Reporter is a fixture, with a featured display celebrating the small newspaper’s work prominent upon entrance. The Whiteville, North Carolina paper, owned by the Thompson-High family, provided…

Preston Fore tackles growing support for local news

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 In a media climate where journalists, academics, civic leaders, students and more are quickly understanding and prioritizing a need for support in local news, rising junior Preston Fore may have a better understanding of the landscape than most college students.…

How Chatham News + Record started reporting in Spanish

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By Brianna Atkinson Last year, when the coronavirus pandemic arrived in central North Carolina’s Chatham County, it hit the county’s Hispanic population the hardest. This inspired the team at The Chatham News + Record to create La Voz, a section…

Brianna Atkinson brings passion for local news to CISLM team

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As a rising junior, Brianna Atkinson has considered what her dream job may look like. It isn’t a reporting gig at the Washington Post or The New York Times — it’s to become a local news reporter in her home…