UNC’s Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media supports established and emerging local news organizations through applied research and analysis. The Center documents the loss of local news across the U.S. while researching sustainable business strategies and innovative technologies for media organizations through three avenues of research.
The United States is losing information in communities across the countries as venture capital and private equity firms buy out local news — is your community a news desert?
Increasingly, more support for local news is being seen at the national and state levels. Where is the support coming from, and in what form? Who are the government officials who are advocating for sustainable local news?
On its blog, NewsGuild wrote that 2021 was a record year: More workers joined the NewsGuild union in 2021 than in any year stretching back decades. What are these unions fighting for — and how effective are they?
CISLM and NC Local News Workshop are partnering on a statewide diversity audit for newsrooms of all types in North Carolina.
This event will bring together researchers across the academic, industry, non-profit, and government sectors whose work addresses contemporary issues confronting local journalism.
Do you have any questions about our research?
Book some time with CISLM's research director Jessica Mahone for clarification, questions and more.