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Meanwhile, efforts continue in New Jersey to get stations to commit their earnings from the auction to local news initiatives.
“This ‘news’ is there to influence the political process in Germany, and we think it’s very important to put them straight.”
The Craigslist founder has given to Wikipedia and Poynter, with more to come: “I do think a trustworthy press is mission critical for any democracy.”
New Hampshire Public Radio’s Civics 101 and The Washington Post’s Can He Do That? are helping to contextualize Trump’s presidency for those who don’t have much background knowledge.
Spurned by a network that wanted to own its own station in the market, WHDH has responded by offering 87 hours of local news a week. (Plus “Family Feud.”)
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.
Plus: First Look Media’s launches a new Richard Simmons podcast, Stitcher goes premium, Spotify looks into original podcast content, and Radiolab goes remix.
“In terms of mass distribution at this point, newspapers are the only ones that have the muscle.”
The Ann is working with 17 groups — from student newspapers to the local public library — to share local news and information.