Tag: local news

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 »

by Julie Keck

1. Social media: Local TV for the next generation? (Amy Mitchell, Jeffrey Gottfried & Katerina Eva Matsa / Pew Research Center) 2. Build-your-own Netflix: Vimeo On Demand introduces monthly subscriptions (Mic Wright / The Next Web) 3. AFP: All journalists need to be able to shoot and edit video (Abigail Edge / Journalism.co.uk) 4. Four […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. New report: Local newspapers have done a terrible job building local digital audiences (Joseph Lichtenstein / Nieman Lab) 2. Micropayments for news articles are a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea (Will Federman / Medium) 3. Viacom says the Internet made its reruns less valuable (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. 3 smart ideas […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Texas senator Ted Cruz declares his bid for the presidency via Twitter (Katie Glueck & Alex Isenstadt / Politico) 2. President Obama invites social media into East Wing (Jeff Sneider & Lia Haberman / The Wrap) 3. Texas Rep. Villalba blocks student journalist on Twitter for asking him a question (Stephen Young / Dallas […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Millennials say keeping up with the news is important to them — but good luck getting them to pay for it (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 2. A digital long-form experiment in Slovakia (Aleszu Bajak / Storybench) 3. Women need to be as tenacious with raises and promotions as they are with their reporting […] more »