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Articles tagged New Haven Register (10)

This is a golden age of American protest. It’s time to stand up and fight the vulture owners hollowing out local news.
A step back to look at the news lessons of this summer.
Because it’s privately held, Hearst isn’t as big a part of industry conversations around the future of newspapers as its publicly traded peers. But it’s charting a path forward and ready to open its checkbook to expand.
The news site has an unusual policy on crime reporting: No names or mugshots of those arrested unless they’re public figures, the arrest is judged to be a public emergency, or its reporters are able to interview the accused directly.
More than 200 newspapers are up for sale — as one group, in clusters, or one by one. Where they go could have a big impact on how the industry will look in the coming years.
It’s been one of the notable successes in nonprofit online community journalism. Now the Independent is dealing with an issue common to small outlets: staff turnover.
Not in the rote, paperwork-and-process sense of HR. Newsrooms aren’t good enough at finding, using, and improving the talents of their staffs.
Serving the public isn’t enough for journalism, the Northeastern University professor says. His new book The Wired City taught him that the public first has to be created, nurtured, and given a voice.
Dan Kennedy, who’s writing a book about the New Haven Independent, hopes it will reverse its decision to suspend user comments.
October 13, 2009