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In RJI Fellow Melba Newsome’s (a North Carolina editor) latest post, she talks about the importance of tracking the sourcing and how it can help keep newsrooms accountable. Without tracking, it becomes easy to not do it. She shares examples of what a few newsroom partners she’s working with are doing.
1/11/21 05:19 PM
A new online survey is asking local journalists in the United States to share their story and experiences, as part of a project examining the health of local newspapers.
If you work in a newspaper with a print circulation of 50,000 or less, please take a few minutes to share your experiences.
9/1/20 02:22 PM
Although Americans have high aspirations for the news media, a new Gallup/Knight study shows that the gap is growing between what Americans expect from the news and what they think they are getting.
8/4/20 01:47 PM
While the COVID-19 pandemic has been a major national news story, recent studies by the Pew Research Center shows that it also is an important local news story, with many Americans depending on their local media outlets for information about the outbreak.
7/7/20 10:50 AM
Saying "times have changed, and so must we," the Southwest Times Record in Fort Smith, Arkansas, has announced that it will no longer post letters to the editor online. In addition, the printed op-ed pages will only be published two days a week.
6/2/20 11:48 AM
Americans who get political and election news from two platforms — network television and print publications — are the most likely to say the news media are doing an excellent or good job responding to the coronavirus outbreak.
By John Gramlich |
4/14/20 09:44 AM
USA TODAY has expanded its fact-checking efforts in a new partnership with Facebook to identify misinformation
3/13/20 02:50 PM
A new study from the Knight Foundation and Gallup says yes, but only because the national news is trusted so little. So while there's still trust in local, it's tenuous.
10/31/19 05:17 AM