This local journalist studied other locally owned newsrooms. Here's what he found. – Poynter

This local journalist studied other locally owned newsrooms. Here's what he found. – Poynter

This study has been co-published with the NewStart program at West Virginia University. The author is a 2020-2021 fellow and produced this piece as part of his fellowship. You can view a PDF of the report here. A confluence of political, economic and journalistic root causes have created a perfect storm for the resurrection of community journalism at the hyper local level, despite the prevailing and oft-perpetuated belief that newspapers are doomed by emergent technology. While the learning curve has been steep for community papers and has led to the demise of many such publications, some that steadfastly clung to traditional models of serving their communities and partners while simultaneously leveraging new tools to diversify revenue streams illustrate the relative resilience of the local newspaper and provide a blueprint for …
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