Nieman Foundation at Harvard
Hey, local news publishers: Give the people a calendar
ABOUT                    SUBSCRIBE
March 21, 2012, 12:35 p.m.
LINK:  ➚   |   Posted by: Joshua Benton   |   March 21, 2012

A partnership that would have been pretty unthinkable for the pre-John Paton JRC. ProPublica’s Mike Webb:

This morning, ProPublica and Digital First Media announced a partnership where the two news organizations will work together to develop local stories in markets across the country using ProPublica’s national news applications databases. Under the agreement, MediaNews Group, and Journal Register Company newspapers will have pre-publication access to most ProPublica news applications, enabling them to use data from those apps to quickly publish local stories.

Here’s Digital First’s release.

Show tags
Join the 60,000 who get the freshest future-of-journalism news in our daily email.
Hey, local news publishers: Give the people a calendar
“It shouldn’t be that difficult to keep an updated list of when and where and what the meetings are.”
Negative words in news headlines generate more clicks — but sad words are more effective than angry or scary ones
A massive study of Upworthy headlines — remember Upworthy? — shows how a few emotionally charged words can mean the difference between viral and ignored.
Amazon calls it quits on newspaper and magazine subscriptions for Kindle and print
One Redditor: “I actually enjoy reading my local newspaper when it’s on the Kindle as opposed to the paper’s poorly designed website and frequently broken app.”