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Equity and community in local news: Lessons learned in 2020

Equity and community in local news: Lessons learned in 2020

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As news organizations and the nation have responded to the coronavirus pandemic and the protests following the murder by police of George Floyd, journalists have increasingly confronted the need for newsroom equity and a truer relationship with the communities they serve.
Journalists rejoice as Arkells try to boost local news subscriptions
8 months ago

Journalists rejoice as Arkells try to boost local news subscriptions

By  •  News
The Ontario band’s T-shirt-based news offer had media makers singing their praises
Local news outlets can fill the media trust gap – but the public needs to pony up
8 months ago

Local news outlets can fill the media trust gap – but the public needs to pony up

The appetite for smart local news is there. The challenge is figuring out how to make it profitable
There’s no journalism on a dead planet
11 months ago

There’s no journalism on a dead planet

By  •  Feature
Rosalyn Roy was driving home from the Gulf News office, where she used to work as a local reporter, when she noticed a young girl alone and holding a handwritten protest sign, perched on the wall in front of the Channel-Port aux Basques town hall.
Local news snapshot finds journalists split on their future
1 year ago

Local news snapshot finds journalists split on their future

Survey of small-market papers finds workers anxious about ad revenue, stressed about digital competition but still have their readers’ trust
Thunder Bay: Local news is important for conversations on reconciliation
1 year ago

Thunder Bay: Local news is important for conversations on reconciliation

The Ontario city of Thunder Bay is in the headlines these days for all the wrong reasons. Canada’s highest rates of murder and violent crime. The highest number of hate crimes per capita. Systemic racism embedded in shoddy
There’s a one-woman show in Deloraine, Manitoba
1 year ago

There’s a one-woman show in Deloraine, Manitoba

By  •  Feature, Series
After 14 years of newsroom cuts, reporter Judy Wells is determined to keep her local paper alive
A millennial buys the local paper
2 years ago

A millennial buys the local paper

Why a 24-year old gives up city life for a job at his local paper and then, five years later, buys it
How Doug Ford is endangering local news ecosystems
2 years ago

How Doug Ford is endangering local news ecosystems

Since the Ontario premier announced changes to student fee policies, many have called out the risks for campus media. But weakening student journalism won’t just threaten the schools’ information access
Whitehorse Star cuts print days in anticipation of carbon tax
2 years ago

Whitehorse Star cuts print days in anticipation of carbon tax

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The Yukon-based newspaper goes down to three editions per week for the first time since 1985