Tag Archives: NiemanLab

Collaboration Journalism

Collaboration journalism: Local media in the U.K., Italy and Finland turn to teamwork to confront declining revenues and shrinking staffs, writes Christine Schmidt.

It’s “true-blue teamwork using the skills, abilities, tech, and yeah, money pooled between entities to ideally do journalism with a much more powerful punch,” she writes.

 

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Wall Street Journal Tames Online Commentary

Wall Street Journal tames online commentary: Select articles will be open for audience posts, writes Louise Story, to encourage “thoughtful discourse.”

Aims to focus on “original comments,” not on boisterous “repliers” who don’t read the articles.

 

Public Thinks Local News Thrives

Public thinks local news thrives: Few pay for it, it’s free and TV is top source, writes Laura Hazard Owen, city Pew research.

Seventy-one percent of those surveyed believe their local news outlets are doing very or somewhat well financially, in part because TV is doing better than hard-hit newspapers.

 

Tips On Pitching Freelance Stories

Tips on pitching freelance stories: Knowing exactly what your story is about is crucial to piquing an editor’s interest, writes Tim Herrera.

Write “a solid, clear, powerful nut graf,” he advises. Impress the editor.

“Get me interested to learn more, but more important, make me want to tell this story to the readers of my publication,” writes Herrera.

 

News Exhaustion

News exhaustion: Laura Hazard Owen writes that “pretty much everyone is exhausted by the news.”

A new Pew Research Center study shows that news fatigue is more common in those who follow news less often and those with lower approval of news media. Seventy-three percent of white Americans express news fatigue, higher than Hispanic and black Americans.

Denver Post Defiance Lauded

Denver Post defiance lauded: Ken Doctor sees a turning point in local American journalism’s descent into oblivison.

“And by standing up for their community, they stand up for themselves,” he writes. “This is the relationship that must be renewed. The loss here isn’t in mere journalism jobs; it’s in community knowledge and self-government.” He cites “vulture owners hollowing out local news.”