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As they shrink, are local newspapers protecting their “iron core” of local government coverage? This paper says no
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March 8, 2013, 2:59 p.m.
LINK: www.guardian.co.uk  ➚   |   Posted by: Caroline O'Donovan   |   March 8, 2013

This week, the Knight Prototype Fund announced eight new grantees. One of those was OpenGenderTracker, a team that wanted to find a way to track gender bias in media, based on both bylines and content. One of two case studies OpenGenderTracker conducted with their grant money was of Global Voices, the international blogging community. The Guardian’s Datablog has their findings.

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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.
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