local-news

Nieman Lab
3 days ago
Media industry

Wealthier, urban Americans have access to more local news

Local news availability linked to wealth and location
Inequity leads to news deserts and challenges for sustainable local journalism
www.poynter.org
4 days ago
Media industry

Is local news access tied to how much money you make?

Local news availability often depends on community wealth and location.
Decline in advertising revenue has led to challenges for local news outlets.
Flipboard
1 week ago
NYC politics

Deadly fire at senior living complex on Long Island | Flipboard

Local news coverage
Video content
Flipboard
1 week ago
NYC politics

Long Island deadly police shooting | Flipboard

Local news reporting
Video content
Flipboard
1 week ago
NYC politics

Coney Island snow surprise | Flipboard

Local news coverage by FOX 5 NY reporter Michelle Ross.
Focus on videos related to Coney Island, Brooklyn, and New York City.
www.berkeleyside.org
1 week ago
East Bay food

Berkley Wire

Berkeley pier used to have an auto ferry to San Francisco until 1937
Various local news stories and events in Berkeley
www.theguardian.com
2 weeks ago
Media industry

Local news in the UK is in deep trouble. But this band of radicals could change everything | Jonathan Heawood

Local news in the UK has been in decline, with many areas lacking adequate journalism.
A new generation of independent news providers is emerging, reimagining local news and involving the community in the process.
Nieman Lab
2 weeks ago
Media industry

Patterns in philanthropy leave small newsrooms behind. Can that change?

Nonprofit news outlets, particularly small and local ones, face challenges in fundraising for their operations.
Foundation funding tends to disproportionately benefit larger organizations, leaving smaller outlets at a disadvantage.
Nieman Lab
2 weeks ago
Media industry

Many small news nonprofits feel overlooked by funders. A new coalition is giving them a voice

The Athens County Independent is a nonprofit news outlet that rose from the ashes of the editor being fired from The Athens News.
The Independent covers both local news topics that affect residents' day-to-day lives and acts as a watchdog for local institutions.
www.berkeleyside.org
2 weeks ago
Media industry

Cityside is hiring an Editor-in-Chief and a Reporter for its Richmond newsroom

Cityside Journalism Initiative is hiring for two positions in their upcoming local newsroom dedicated to covering the city of Richmond.
The positions available are for an Editor-in-Chief and a Reporter, both focused on delivering unbiased local news and information to city residents.
Nieman Lab
3 weeks ago
Media industry

A student newspaper in Iowa just bought two local weeklies

The Daily Iowan has purchased two weekly local newspapers in Iowa to provide opportunities for student journalists to contribute to the publications and gain local reporting experience.
The acquisition is part of a larger trend of student journalist-run initiatives to support local news in university communities.
Nieman Lab
3 weeks ago
Media industry

The Garrison Project wants to bridge the gap between national and local criminal justice reporting

The Garrison Project is a unique digital news organization that produces local news stories about criminal justice issues across different locations.
The founder of The Garrison Project prefers to focus on the journalism rather than on building an audience or running the entire journalism assembly line.
Poynter
3 weeks ago
Media industry

How the decline of local news affects coverage and communities - Poynter

Local news has been in decline, accelerated by the arrival of private equity companies.
The partnership between Poynter and the Omidyar Network allowed for in-depth reporting on the impact of diminished local newspapers and potential solutions.
Poynter
3 weeks ago
Media industry

What works in community news? 'There is no one answer' - Poynter

The book 'What Works in Community News' explores the future of local news and features insights from experienced journalists.
The authors examine nine different markets across the U.S., highlighting various types of community news outlets.
Nieman Lab
1 month ago
Media industry

City Cast, a local news podcast network, is still expanding three years in

Podcasting in 2019 had unrealized potential in local news.
City Cast is a network of local podcasts and newsletters in cities across the U.S.
San Jose Inside
1 month ago
Media industry

'Journalism Preservation Bill' Gives CA Newsrooms Leverage Over Big Tech

Local news has been decimated, with tech giants siphoning off revenue from news publishers.
California's Journalism Preservation Act aims to rein in Big Tech's power and establish a fairer negotiation process.
baltimore-sun
Nieman Lab
1 month ago
Media industry

The Baltimore Sun explores the question of whether there can be a worse newspaper owner than Alden Global Capital

The Baltimore Sun, previously owned by Alden Global Capital, has been acquired by David D. Smith, executive chairman of Sinclair Inc.
Smith purchased the newspaper because of its focus on local news and believes in the responsibility of serving the public interest.
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
Media industry

Baltimore Sun Sold to Chairman of Sinclair TV Stations

The Baltimore Sun, the largest newspaper in Maryland, has been sold to David D. Smith, the executive chairman of Sinclair network.
Mr. Smith bought Baltimore Sun Media, including The Sun, in a private deal from Alden Global Capital.
Chicago Tribune
1 month ago
Media industry

The Baltimore Sun purchased by Sinclair's David D. Smith

David D. Smith, executive chairman of Sinclair Inc., has acquired the Baltimore Sun in a private deal.
Smith purchased the newspaper because of its focus on local news and believes it can be profitable while serving the public interest.
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time.com
1 month ago
Artificial intelligence

Experts Warn Congress of Dangers AI Poses to Journalism

AI poses a threat to journalism and the decline of local news
Tech companies are using journalism content without compensation or credit
Nieman Lab
2 months ago
Media industry

Local news rediscovers local history

The future of local news strategy in 2024 revolves around the importance of caring about place.
Local journalism organizations have the opportunity to redefine their relationships to place and collaborate with community members to reimagine a new way of doing local history.
Nieman Lab
2 months ago
Media industry

Journalism outside urban areas thrives

Local news sources in the American heartland will be founded, run, and staffed by people from the heartland
Nonprofit newsrooms in economically depressed communities need support to survive and succeed
Streetsblog
2 months ago
San Francisco

Streetsblog SF Relies on Reader Donations. Won't you Contribute? - Streetsblog San Francisco

Roger Rudick is praised for his excellent job as a journalist at Streetsblog San Francisco.
Streetsblog SF relies on small donors and advertising to continue its coverage.
SFGATE
2 months ago
SF parents

SFGATE: San Francisco Bay Area News, Sports, Culture, Travel, Food and Drink

The article discusses the diverse topics covered by the local news source in the San Francisco Bay Area.
It mentions that the news source covers sports, culture, weather, food and drink, politics, real estate, and outdoor destinations like Lake Tahoe and California Parks.
Nieman Lab
2 months ago
Media industry

Local news will adapt to low demand

The demand for traditional local news is weak and getting weaker
New models of local journalism need to go beyond readership numbers to measure success
Nieman Lab
2 months ago
Media industry

The future-of-journalism crowd stops ignoring local TV news

Local TV news is still a trusted and popular source of local news for many Americans.
Future-of-journalism stakeholders need to recognize the importance of local TV and collaborate with them to strengthen local news.
Nieman Lab
2 months ago
Media industry

Local news' library moment

The number of municipal public libraries in the U.S. has increased from 422 in 1875 to over 9,000 in 2023.
Public libraries have become popular and innovative institutions that play a crucial role in meeting civic news and information needs.
Eater SF
2 months ago
SF food

The Mission's Rosamunde Sausage Grill Enters Its Comeback Era

The Rosamunde Sausage Grill is reopening after initially closing permanently, with new owners taking over.
Two poultry farms in Petaluma had to euthanize over 250,000 birds due to an outbreak of avian flu.
www.newsshopper.co.uk
2 months ago
Media industry

BBC now a threat to all local newspapers

Local newspaper editors are concerned about the BBC's expansion into local news, seeing it as a threat to independent journalism.
The BBC's plans to strengthen local online news provision could put existing news jobs at risk.
Nieman Lab
2 months ago
Media industry

Newsonomics: Forget the link tax. Focus on one key metric to "save local news"

The Canadian government and Google have reached an agreement that exempts Google from the Online News Act and allows it to continue linking to Canadian news online.
The agreement may signal the end of the link tax idea in North American politics.
The fate of California's proposed link tax legislation may have a significant impact on the local news landscape in the U.S.
www.poynter.org
2 months ago
Media industry

What's Press Forward? Here's your primer.

Press Forward is a national initiative to support local news and information with a $500 million investment over the next five years.
The initiative aims to re-center local news and address inequities in journalism coverage and practices.
Major funders include the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Knight Foundation.
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Media industry

Opinion | A Powerful Tool for Fighting Corruption Is Going Extinct

Local news plays a crucial role in building community and democracy.
The decline of local news is contributing to polarization and political confusion.
Boston.com
3 months ago
Boston

Did you follow the local news this week? Take our Greater Boston news quiz.

1. Boston.com's news quiz tests your knowledge of local news in Greater Boston.
2. The quiz covers various topics, including visits from public figures, pop culture sightings, and news about local bands.
Nieman Lab
3 months ago
Media industry

In 2023, bright spots in local news stand out against a grim landscape

The rate of newspaper losses in the US has increased, with two-and-a-half newspapers being lost per week in 2023.
By the end of next year, a third of newspapers in the country will have been lost since 2005.
While local news startups are not keeping pace with disappearing news sources, efforts are being made to support and revitalize local news.
Mission Local
3 months ago
Mission District

Protesters have blocked westbound Bay Bridge traffic

Demonstrators protesting the war in Gaza disrupted traffic on the Bay Bridge in San Francisco.
The protests coincided with the visit of President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping for the Asia-Pacific Economic Conference.
Commuters should expect delays and consider alternative routes.
Poynter
3 months ago
Media industry

Instead of Taylor Swift beat reporters, we need Nextdoor beat reporters - Poynter

Local news organizations should place reporters where readers already are, such as on Nextdoor and Facebook local groups.
Journalists need to be in these online communities to connect with readers, combat misinformation, gather story ideas, and rebuild trust.
Nextdoor has a reach on par, if not greater than, that of America's newspapers, with 330,000 communities and 53 million users.
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