Nieman Foundation at Harvard
As they shrink, are local newspapers protecting their “iron core” of local government coverage? This paper says no
ABOUT                    SUBSCRIBE
Nov. 16, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Oprah debuts mag iPad app, creating an EZ Pass for news content and linking as a news gateway

Why linking obliges news organizations to be a gateway »

What exactly are the 3 P’s and how could they help the news business? »

RT @carr2n: Sasha Frere-Jones, music crit for NYer, will be culture editor at The Daily, News Corps tablet newspaper »

Working on a Knight News Challenge entry? Learn tips from past winners on focusing your application »

Is there a way to make an EZ Pass to pay for all news content? »

Google CEO Schmidt to broadcast networks: Google TV is here to make dumb TV smarter (and more revenue) »

Behind the scenes: How the NYT built the newest interactive budget feature »

New York Times further reorganizes newsroom to bring web and print in synch »

Wenner Media, home to Rolling Stone facing lawsuit for allegedly text-spamming potential subscribers »

Everyone gets an APP! Oprah’s O Magazine debuts on iPad, with app cheaper than newsstand price »

Beet.TV talks to Ushahidi’s founder about their expansion and launching a services business »

Join the 50,000 who get the freshest future-of-journalism news in our daily email.
As they shrink, are local newspapers protecting their “iron core” of local government coverage? This paper says no
Newspapers have all had to make cuts. But it doesn’t look like they’ve favored the beats that are most important to democracy — watchdog coverage of local governments — over other kinds of news.
Keep your pants on, everyone (and quit defending the male journalists who don’t)
Plus: The SacBee wants those sweet, sweet clicks, the Dallas News Guild wins its vote to unionize, and “when bison merit 80% of the airtime afforded to Asian American history, it calls into question not only the leadership of public television but also who gets to tell these stories, and why.”
How the Minneapolis Star Tribune made the best of a canceled state fair
Carve-your-own butter sculptures, Minnesota trivia, and cheese curd-flavored chapstick were among the Star Tribune’s virtual offerings. (Replicating the llama costume contest proved a bit too difficult.)