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Measuring progress on inclusivity

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. more

Newspapers get my vote

Most local newspapers provide detailed election coverage, and almost always more than the other local media sources. If you are looking for information on state and local races, newspapers are almost always the only media source that covers the majority of the races.

As we approach what many believe to be one of the most important elections of recent years, seek out accurate information from a source you can trust. For me, the newspaper still gets my vote.


New survey asks: What’s it like to be a local newspaper journalist in 2020?

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. more

New Gallup/Knight study says Americans are losing faith in an objective media

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. more

Local news is playing an important role for Americans during COVID-19 outbreak

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. more

Separating fact from fiction

There is nothing wrong with the news media providing opinions, and it often plays an important role in explaining what the facts may mean. The problem comes when the audience doesn’t discern the difference between news and opinion. more

Fort Smith paper announces changes to Op-Ed pages

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. more

Research: Combination of human, automated news is perceived as more trustworthy

Newly honored research from the University of Florida has shown that adding algorithmic reporting and human bylines to news stories are perceived as less biased. The research examines the emergent premise that if a machine, and not a human, generates a news story, the story is seen as objective and “free from bias.” more

As newsrooms face coronavirus-related cuts, 54% of Americans rate media’s response to the outbreak positively

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. more

USA TODAY joins Facebook’s Third-Party Fact-Checking Program

USA TODAY has expanded its fact-checking efforts in a new partnership with Facebook to identify misinformation more

University of Florida announces Trust Consortium scholars

The inaugural class of University of Florida Trust Consortium Scholars have each been given a $5,000 award, which can be applied to faculty members' research programs as they tailor their work to examine trust in media and technology. Projects include examinations of the effects of artificial intelligence on the creation of “deep fakes” and data infrastructure, to strategies on improving digital literacy and organizational communication. more

Does the public actually trust local news more?

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. more
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