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“Simply put: civic journalism worked. Readers and viewers got it. We learned that if you deliberately build in simple ways for people to participate — in community problems or elections — many will engage.”
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Here’s some of what what discussed at the semiannual gathering of Local Independent Online News Publishers.
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Once lauded as an early example of the teaching hospital model of journalism education, Mission Local will now fend for itself outside the j-school.
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Montclair State’s Center for Cooperative Media is betting there are returns on getting newspapers, broadcasters, bloggers, and wire services all in the same building.
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Can Oregon Public Broadcasting, working with local newspapers, TV and radio stations, and bloggers, make a substantial state news report in the face of cutbacks elsewhere?
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The executive director of J-Lab says it’s time for news to move from a commodity to a catalyst for empowering citizens.
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“Our idea was that we were going to create one of these things in a classic format and see if there was enough interest to sustain it.”
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“Trends are not the same as news, but Facebook kinda wants them to be.”
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“There’s a huge benefit to coming up with features that are more fun and more interesting. It appeals to a different audience and can create closer connections with readers — they can see a different side of us.”
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