Study: Local Newspapers Produce More Original Stories Than TV, Radio, Digital Combined

By Sara Guaglione Local newspapers outperformed local TV, radio and online-only outlets in overall story output and original and local news, according to a recent study. Although local newspapers accounted for about 25% of the local-media outlets sampled, newspapers accounted for nearly 50% of the original news stories, according to the study from the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy at Duke University. […]

UK Journalism/Media and IRE teaming up to offer ‘Watchdog Workshop’

The University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Media is hosting a workshop Oct.5 designed to improve your ability to add depth to your stories and make you a better, faster journalist. There will also be an optional hands-on spreadsheet training Oct. 6 for an additional $30. The cost of the workshop is $55. The School will provide lunch. The […]

Webinar — The Community’s Perception(s): State of U.S. Print Weekly Newspapering in the 21st Century

Friday, October 18, 2019 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT 1:00pm-2:00pm CDT   REGISTER NOW   Christina Smith plans to engage with the audience on two major discussion points concerning community newspapers. First, she will briefly discuss one of her current research projects that explores why small-town, geographically-bounded U.S. weekly newspapers continue to be viable in the digital era, despite the struggles larger U.S. […]

Press freedom advocates troubled by lawsuit against newspaper in Iowa

From the Associated Press DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The former administrator for Iowa’s third-largest city is suing the area’s biggest newspaper, claiming that its coverage was unfair and cost him his job, in a case that has alarmed advocates for press freedom. Former Davenport city administrator Craig Malin’s lawsuit against the Quad-City Times is set to go to trial on […]

Times may change, but the need to support a free press has not

National Newspaper Week is coming up Oct. 6-12. This column is part of the promotional materials available to KPA members on the NNW site. By Kathy Kiely, University of Missouri School of Journalism Once upon a time, having a job at a newspaper meant working in one of the most imposing buildings in town, inhaling the acrid aroma of fresh ink […]

SNPA director Edward VanHorn announces retirement

Edward VanHorn, executive director of SNPA and the SNPA Foundation, has announced that he will retire at the end of 2019 after 43 years at SNPA. VanHorn’s retirement date was set more than a year ago, but it closely coincides with the consolidation of SNPA and the Inland Press Association. The two organizations merge into a new association on Oct. […]

How newsrooms across the country are covering the climate crisis

By Kerry Flynn, CNN Business (Reprinted from Editor & Publisher) New York (CNN Business) — Listeners of WNYC’s daily program The Brian Lehrer Show say they’re limiting their use of plastics. They’re using bamboo toothbrushes. They’re making their own coffee with a French press. They’re purchasing reusable cups. It’s all part of Lehrer’s #PlasticChallenge, which he launched last week in tandem with the global […]

University of Florida Launches $25,000 Collier Prize for State Government Accountability

Awards Program Now Accepting Entries  Gainesville, Fla., Sept. 24, 2019 — The Collier Prize for State Government Accountability is now accepting entries for the $25,000 prize, one of the largest journalism prizes in the nation. Information about the prize and how to submit entries is available on the Collier Prize site. The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications […]