Tag: local news

by Angela Washeck

In a news landscape of fragmented ad dollars, declining print revenues and segmented audiences, it’s no secret that local journalism is one of the media industry’s toughest nuts to crack. That’s why an initiative called the Local News Lab (LNL) started about a month ago with the hopes of finally getting to the bottom of […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Vox takes melding of journalism and technology to a new level (Leslie Kaufman / New York Times) 2. Microsoft goes Hollywood in Amazon-like programming push (Dina Bass & Cliff Edwards / Bloomberg News) 3. The “Cuban Twitter” scam is a drop in the Internet propaganda bucket (Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept) 4. Can the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Analysis: What Viacom has to show for seven years of pursuing YouTube (Eriq Gardner / The Hollywood Reporter) 2. The Washington Post offers free digital access to readers of local newspapers (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 3. Why do we expect so much from Nate Silver? (Ben Wallace Wells / New York Magazine) 4. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Upworthy combats clickbait critics with attention data (Brian Morrissey / Digiday) 2. Verizon denies using net neutrality victory to sabotage Netflix, Amazon (Brian Fung / Washington Post) 3. Marc Andreessen: The ‘problem with local news is most people don’t care’ (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 4. How Portlandia grew their Twitter following by 25% during […] more »

by Lise LePage

This post was co-authored by Christopher Grotke Ten years ago, when we started iBrattleboro.com as a community news source “by, for, and about Brattleboro, Vermont,” we thought it was important to hear from the people themselves and not just government and media. Media consolidation was rampant in 2003, and we worried that there would be […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Big news forges its own path (NYT) 2. Facebook releases data, including all NSA requests (Facebook Newsroom) 3. Results of the Women in Media Project, so far (New Matilda) 4. Can Buzzfeed be stopped? (TechCrunch) 5. Two ways to excel in political journalism: No politics or some politics (PressThink) 6. Can local news take on a watchdog role? (Variety) 7. Washington Examiner says goodbye to daily edition (Poynter) […] more »

by Julie Keck

At Bloomberg, wall between news and data came late (WSJ) ABC to let app users live-stream local shows (NYT) Comparing how NYT & The Washington Post approach advertising and digital (Monday Note) Why quality, not velocity, is the future of online news (Fast Company) Disruptions: Even the tech elites leave gadgets behind (NYT) How the […] more »

by Josh Stearns

If you believe in non-profit journalism, it is time to support it. And if you support non-profit journalism it’s time to go public with that support. The end of the year is a hugely important time for non-profit fundraising — many organizations raise major portions of their budget between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. This […] more »

by Emily Harris

The Hawaii Independent started as a standard, albeit small, for-profit corporation five years ago. A handful of local investors put their money into the local news venture built by a group of local journalists and activists, including editor and publisher Ikaika Hussey. But after several years, Hussey went back to those investors and pitched a […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Matthew Hindman Welcome to the tenth episode of “The Mediatwits,” the weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser and Dorian Benkoil, filling in for Rafat Ali. This week’s show looks at the changes in Apple’s subscription plan for publishers, as they backpedal on the pricing. But still, Apple will take a […] more »