What works in community news : media startups, news deserts, and the future of the fourth estate / Ellen Clegg and Dan Kennedy.
Book | Beacon Press | 2024

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254 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-241) and index.
Introduction: the local news crisis will be solved one community at a time -- New Jersey: a digital innovator joins forces with a public television powerhouse -- Minneapolis, Minnesota: how heated competition is reviving local news -- Steven Waldman: the president of Rebuild Local News outlines his vision for revitalizing community journalism -- Bedford, Massachusetts: a homegrown news site comes into its own -- Denver, Colorado: The Sun rises over a complex media landscape -- Kara Meyberg Guzman: a former Alden editor talks about her reinvention as a publisher and her work as a local news advocate -- Memphis, Tennessee: a digital newsroom holds power to account -- Mendocino County, California: a rural startup seeks to find its footing -- Meredith Clark, PhD: what does the future of local news look like? More diverse, with an emphasis on social change -- New Haven, Connecticut: a longtime digital news project takes to the airwaves -- Storm Lake, Iowa: a print newspaper with a voice fights for survival -- Elizabeth Hansen Shapiro, PhD: a scholar and serial entrepreneur looks to the future -- Texas: a high-profile behemoth prepares for its second act -- Epilogue: the future is already here.
"A groundbreaking study of the journalism startups that are challenging status quos across the country, from an activist video feed in Minneapolis to a watchdog news site in Memphis. A must-read for activists, entrepreneurs, and journalists who want to start local news outlets in their communities"-- Provided by publisher.
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