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2020 report from UNC Hussman Knight Chair on the state of local journalism

More than one-fourth — 2,100 — of the country’s newspapers operating 15 years ago are no longer in business, according to the latest report on the state of local news by Penelope Muse Abernathy of the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media. Only half the number of journalists working at newspapers 10 years ago are doing so today. In addition to the state of local newspapers, the report focuses on the state of digital media, ethnic media and public broadcasting outlets. more

TownNews takes on 'news deserts' with News Nirvana program

News Nirvana, a new service from TownNews, identifies news deserts, partners with capable local publishers and editors, and provides them with the tools, resources and consulting to make their new digital news initiatives successful. Qualifying news start-ups will be equipped with a mobile-friendly website that includes robust editorial tools, subscription/membership support, detailed site analytics and more. more

Making news deserts bloom again

The Daily Memphian in Tennessee and McClatchy's Compass Experiment are two approaches to serving "news deserts" — and there are lessons to be learned from them. At the Mega-Conference, Eric Barnes and Mandy Jenkins will discuss the challenges and opportunities in starting a local news site. more

Report examines impact of news deserts

A new report from Pew Research Center delves into the news desert crises and its impact on rural America. more
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