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Posts Tagged "local news"

Catching Up With the News Crisis

In the wake of the 2016 US election, there’s been a lot of soul-searching about the state of the news media. Do facts exist, what’s fake news, how did we get here, what can we do now? That sort of thing. Some of this introspection touches on a topic I’ve studied for 10+ years: the […]

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the delinquent blogger awakens…

Over the weekend, the Christian Science Monitor posted the online version of a cover story that they just published about the implications of the demise of newspapers – and the story features some quotes from your truly. By now, it’s old news: newspapers are fading into oblivion around the United States. Big papers like the […]

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our bloated, yet disappearing, local media

The Times published an interesting piece this week about the decline of local TV news. The article, available here, summarized a practice that I was only vaguely aware of: TV stations sharing newsrooms & producing replica newscasts (but with different anchors). Obviously, it’s cheaper to produce a newscast if you don’t have to pay, you […]

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can google save the news?

In my post-Memorial Day malaise, I just got around to reading the current Atlantic cover story on Google & the future of journalism. Having seen dozens of similar articles over the past few years, I’m a little jaded about this sort of Eeyore news navel-gazing. That said, I found this particular article to be […]

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NAC post: saving local news with thin air

A couple weeks ago, I was reveling in free over-the-air Olympic coverage. Crystal clear picture & sound for the low, low price of $0 a month. Fantastic. The weird thing is, after decades of watching crappy broadcast TV, Americans suddenly have great, free HD – and nobody uses it. And now that the Olympics are […]

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b’more & the local news

Next American City just posted a quick review I wrote about a recent Project for the Excellence in Journalism report on the local news media in Baltimore. You can check out my post here. (Thanks to NAC for the nifty picture to the left, btw…)
The PEJ report is an interesting piece of work. Basically, […]

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another look at (simulated) local news

I’ve got a post that went up today over at Next American City that returns to the discussion of national news outlets targeting local media markets. I wrote about this before, focusing directly on the New York Times foray into Chicago and SF. This time, I’ve broadened the scope to include the Wall Street Journal […]

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Ask a Media Nerd

So, over the holidays a friend, and perhaps my only loyal reader, emailed me some questions about the modern media environment. I was hooked. I mean, it took me two weeks to struggle out of my vacation stupor to respond, but, here it is: the first edition of Ask a Media Nerd!

Quick backstory: my […]

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Admitting that local news might be a (small) niche product

Today, David Carr of the NYT wrote a piece about a long, foundation-funded report on the future of journalism. Nope, not the Knight Commission report I wrote about last week. Another report – this one out of Columbia’s J School & co-authored by eminent communication scholar, Michael Schudson. You need a scorecard for these things…
Anyways, […]

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Reviewing the Knight Commission report

I wrote a quick summary/review of the Knight Commission (on the Information Needs…) report that was released about ten days ago that was just posted over at the Next American City website. Click here to read the piece on americancity.org. I should also mention here that I had a small part in supporting […]

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