Tag: local news

by Michele McLellan

When I first started studying an emergent group of local online news startups in 2009, it was because I was skeptical of a narrative that went something like this: Newspapers had to be saved because the only alternative was angry bloggers who couldn’t be trusted with the facts. As a few years passed, the narrative […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we see how aerial drones are being fitted with 360-degree video cameras, and we learn how an anonymous social platform might help with news coverage. PART 1: 360-degree drone video Working as a fellow inside the BuzzFeed Open Lab, Ben Kreimer is finding new ways to capture 360-degree footage from aerial drones. We […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Knight is giving UNC’s J-school $3 million to focus on local news innovation (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 2. 14 innovative journalism courses to follow this fall (Aleszu Bajak / Storybench) 3. Which US states are most ‘future ready’ for digital learning? (Michael Winters / EdSurge) 4. EduComm Expo looks to the future of higher […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Apple and other tech companies tangle with U.S. over data access (Matt Apuzzo, David E. Sanger & Michael S. Schmidt / New York Times) 2. BBC will offer staff and content to help local newspapers (Jane Martinson / Guardian) 3. Snapchat viewers are quick to skip video ads if brands don’t impress (Garett Sloane […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Podcast collective Radiotopia has a new leader (Nicholas Quah / Nieman Lab) 2. Local news startups link engagement to revenue (Michele McLellan / Knight Digital Media Center) 3. Grasswire relaunches its crowdsourced Wikipedia of news (Mathew Ingram / Fortune) 4. ‘We aren’t in the news business, we’re in the understanding business’– Q&A with Mathew […] more »

by Josh Stearns

Across the country new Low Power FM community radio stations are taking to the airwaves. This new burgeoning of local media was made possible by ten years of advocacy and organizing that culminated in the passage of the Local Community Radio Act in 2010. The Act made hundreds of new radio licenses available to nonprofits […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How ICIJ established a new model for cross-border reporting (Jack Murtha / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. Limits at Gawker? Rules at Reddit? Wild west web turns a page (Jonathan Mahler / New York Times) 3. How a collaborative approach is helping NPR and local stations raise more money (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 4. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Screen addiction is taking a toll on children (Jane E. Brody / New York Times) 2. Televisions are no longer the screen of choice for kids (Anthony Crupi / Advertising Age) 3. Hooked: Why Netflix and Amazon want your kids (Greg Nichols / California Sunday Magazine) 4. Crowd-funded investigative journalism site the Ferret to […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why does local matter? Let’s ask our audience (Melody Kramer / Poynter) 2. Instagram gets newsy with trends and place search (Sarah Buhr & Josh Constine / TechCrunch) 3. Facebook knocks Walmart out of top 10 most valuable companies (Tom Huddleston Jr. / Fortune) 4. Hulu will sell Showtime on the web at a […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How long can the Internet run on hate? (Ben Collins / The Daily Beast) 2. Report for America: A community service-based model for saving local journalism (Steven Waldman / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. News outlets face losing control to Apple, Facebook, and Google (Mark Sweney / Guardian) 4. One big problem with Facebook as […] more »