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Research shows that local news reporters are working harder than ever – and they’re loving it
10 months ago

Research shows that local news reporters are working harder than ever – and they’re loving it

By Gregory Furgala for the Local News Conference

Across the United States, reporters and editors at local newspapers are working longer hours, in smaller newsrooms and with fewer opportunities for… Continue Reading Research shows that local news reporters are working harder than ever – and they’re loving it

Muslim communities are telling new stories to break old stereotypes, say panelists
10 months ago

Muslim communities are telling new stories to break old stereotypes, say panelists

By Angela Long for the Local News Conference

If you want to learn about the Muslim community, don’t read the news, says the associate editor of The Islamic Monthly.  

Steven Zhou, who… Continue Reading Muslim communities are telling new stories to break old stereotypes, say panelists

Listening to community members essential, say Indigenous journalists sharing industry experiences at local news conference
10 months ago

Listening to community members essential, say Indigenous journalists sharing industry experiences at local news conference

By Abby Plener for the Local News Conference

While working in community news, Wawmeesh Hamilton heard a story from a reporter at a rival paper that he found concerning.

The journalist told… Continue Reading Listening to community members essential, say Indigenous journalists sharing industry experiences at local news conference

Investigating the family that owns a province
11 months ago

Investigating the family that owns a province

Bruce Livesey’s reporting has earned him a first ever NNA for a digital outlet, and two NMA noms.

Continue Reading Investigating the family that owns a province

Omar Mouallem on the art of reflection
11 months ago

Omar Mouallem on the art of reflection

The longform magazine writer leads the pack at this year’s National Magazine Awards, with four writing nominations.

Continue Reading Omar Mouallem on the art of reflection