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The National Trust for Local News subsidiary will sustain community newspapers in Georgia with support from Knight, Woodruff and Casey foundations.
The City and County of San Francisco recently announced its plan to strengthen its relationship with and invest in community publishers and ethnic media. The plan, included in a report commissioned by San Francisco Supervisor Matt Dorsey, emphasizes the value of community-specific media in bringing important information to the City’s diverse communities.
It was a freezing Tuesday evening in Fergus, Ontario — around negative-6 degrees Celsius. But the local newspaper’s publisher, Dave Adsett, stepped out of the hockey rink and braved the cold for an after-hours phone interview. Adsett wanted to be heard clearly, as he explained the benefits of a new law requiring Google to pay for news content it benefits from in Canada.
December 21, 2023 - The City of Salina (Kansas) has decided to use its own website to publish notices beginning with the new year.
Having determined that reader regularity is the most important factor in getting people to pay for news, Medill Spiegel Research Center Director Edward Malthouse sees trouble on the local-journalism horizon based on newly collected data.
Writing about Santa is delicate. Here’s advice from 5 journalists about how to cover Saint Nick while being sensitive to children.
The Class of 2024 to be be inducted into the United States Basketball Writers Association’s Hall of Fame during the NCAA Men’s Final Four weekend in April in Glendale, Arizona, includes Bob Baptist of The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch, Donna Ditota of The (Syracuse, New York) Post-Standard, Chris Dortch of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook and Terry Hutchens, who was hired as the inaugural Indiana University beat writer for CNHI Sports Indiana in 2016 and spent three years serving readers across the nation in that role.
As Washington’s local-news fellowship takes shape, one thing is already clear. The program, which is placing eight journalists at local news outlets starting early next year, will provide just a fraction of what’s needed to restore and sustain essential, civic news coverage.
America’s largest newspaper company under nonprofit ownership, the Philadelphia Inquirer has a staff of more than 200 journalists, which dwarfs those of metro newsrooms owned by national chains now controlled by investment funds: Gannett, Lee, Alden and McClatchy.
The 2024 Pulitzer Prize competition in Journalism is now accepting submissions. This cycle recognizes work published in the 2023 calendar year. All entries must be received by the Jan. 25, 2024, deadline (at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time).
Kelsey Russell, a 23-year-old TikToker in New York, is on a mission to pull off what media executives have struggled to do for decades: Persuade young people to buy newspapers.
A key constituent is coming around to support the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act in Congress. The NewsGuild-CWA labor union is warming to the JCPA now that it may include more specificity about supporting newsroom jobs.
Before the digital age, most newsrooms kept physical copies of archives, as did local libraries. Now, in the digital media world, with changing story formats, technology tools, the rise of AI and frequent media ownership changes, digital preservation of local news stories is a challenge.
The Associated Press, The Chronicle of Philanthropy and The Conversation have announced funding from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help the news organizations cover philanthropies and charities and their impact on society. 
Here’s an idea to steal and adapt: How to create a regional keepsake that drives revenue toward your newsroom.
Amy Dalrymple to lead States Newsroom’s North Dakota outlet.
Identidad Latina is one of dozens of local news outlets in Connecticut and hundreds across the United States facing the dilemma of declining revenue with little hope for a market-based solution. It’s a story that’s been written hundreds if not thousands of times, but the situation may be reaching a tipping point where increased government support is both more palatable and possible.
Launch a pop-up newsletter when you anticipate a swell in a brand-new audience to capitalize on unique news moments.