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TownNews and BlueLena have announced a partnership that will empower local media organizations to rapidly activate reader revenue using TownNews’ smart metering and paywall solution, iQ … more
The project is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. AP is distributing AI readiness scorecards to leaders of local newsrooms in the form of short surveys that … more
Social media and smartphones have made it easier than ever for newsrooms to encourage and use user-generated content. However, much of the material solicited from what NYU professor Jay Rosen has … more
Three Wilmington police officers were fired last year after video footage from one officer’s cruiser revealed they had made a slew of racist and hate-filled remarks. Employee records … more
When it comes to funding journalism projects through philanthropy, size doesn’t matter. That’s the message three small, local publishers shared at the Radically Rural … more
Gabby Petito. If her name rings a bell, you’ve probably watched television, read your local newspaper, went online or had a conversation with someone in the past week. Her name reminds us … more
The U.S. Postal Service today announced it will not implement a postage increase in January 2022.  The next increase will be in July 2022.Then it will begin a new regime of twice-yearly … more
Hundreds of Pakistani journalists rallied outside parliament Monday to reject a proposed law that critics say would further curtail media freedom if passed. The protest in the capital of … more
National service program recruits talented, diverse reporters—helps fund salaries Report for America announced today that applications are now open for news organizations … more
The Postal Service will raise postage rates on August 29, after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied a petition by National Newspaper Association, News Media Alliance … more
O’Rourke Media Group, which operates community-focused media publications nationwide, and Modulist, a media services company that specializes in processing user-generated content, have entered … more
Ben Monnie, director of global partnerships for Google News Initiative, joined LMA’s Digital Revenue Summit on Aug. 9 for an engaging keynote conversation on lessons learned across … more
Texting campaigns by news outlets are rising in popularity, as organizations look for more ways to connect with readers and build their subscription bases. Service media organizations like Outlier … more
The death of NNA’s Postal Chair Emeritus Max Heath, Shelbyville, Kentucky, on July 28 set off a period of mourning across the community newspaper industry.Heath’s family told the National … more
For immediate releaseJuly 22, 2021Contact: Al Cross, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, University of Kentucky, 502-682-2848 A family that has demonstrated courage, integrity and … more
The Fayetteville Observer has been serving our community for more than 200 years, and though some things are changing, our commitment to quality local journalism is not.  We will soon be … more
Trying to get more “eyeballs” on your news coverage? Consider innovative approaches to audience development taken by these three award-winning local publishers. Green Valley News, … more
After 32 years of guiding Community Newspapers Inc. (CNI), co-owners Tom Wood and Dink NeSmith are turning over the corporate leadership to new co-chief executive officers.   Effective … more
The Local Journalism Sustainability Act (H.R. 3940) has been reintroduced into Congress. The bill, which is virtually the same as last year, has three important components:  Payroll … more
A North Carolina Superior Court judge put a small-town newspaper editor behind bars last month after one of his reporters used an audio recorder for note-taking purposes at a murder trial — a … more
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