🗞 COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW｜20201001
ℹ Many of the twenty-plus industry leaders I interviewed for this story told me that conflicts of interest are now part of the cost of doing business. Journalism schools, meanwhile, continue to teach documentary filmmaking, and the form’s traditionalists worry that streaming giants are prioritizing good television at the expense of sound reporting.
ℹ It wasn’t too long ago that Michael Farmer, a pastor in Charleston, West Virginia, received an email asking him a question that was already on his mind: “As a Black Southern Baptist pastor in West Virginia, what is my role in telling our stories?”
ℹ A plan from the Rebuild Local News coalition would dramatically increase the number of local reporters without creating a big new government agency.
🗞 PRESS GAZETTE｜20201006
✅ UK gov report links local newspaper circulation and voter turnout: Absence of journalism in some areas potentially ‘catastrophic’
ℹ Government-backed research has found that for every percentage point growth in a local daily newspaper’s circulation, electoral turnout on its patch goes up by 0.37 percentage points.
🗞 THE INDEPENDENT｜20201007
ℹ Two-thirds of people say they now value and appreciate media more since the coronavirus crisis began.
🗞 NIEMAN REPORTS｜20201007
ℹ Journalists should treat systematic disinformation campaigns from President Trump and his party no differently than those from Russian propagandists and Facebook clickbait artists.