Tag Archives: Local News Initiative

Crosstown Project Turns Citizens Into Squeaky Wheels

Crosstown project turns citizens into squeaky wheels: “Crosstown joins a nationwide movement by government, universities and other institutions to make big data more useful to citizens and the news media,” writes Mark Jacob, focusing on core quality-of-life issues.

 

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Medill Spotlights Local News Collapse

Medill spotlights local news collapse: As newsroom jobs disappear, writes Mark Jacob, some areas of the country are virtually uncovered by journalism and plagues all news consumers with more superficiality and mistakes.

“Which means there’s plenty to read and view, but it might not tell us very much,” he writes on the local news crisis as part of the Local News Initiative at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.