Public relations and journalism have always existed in an uneasy balance. Social media and low revenues are shifting that balance in favour of PR, creating a lack of trust in the news.
The ABC could build a social media service to replace Facebook - but it doesn’t have the funding, resources or political support to do so.
COVID-19 has accelerated the decline in local and national journalism. Is it time to find a new funding model, or for the government to intervene?
Americans truly value local news. But 71% think that their local news outlets are doing just fine financially – which might explain why only 14% paid for a local news source in the past year.
Thunder Bay has received national press for its historically inequitable relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. Local journalism could help the city face those challenges.
A recent survey found that Americans trust local media outlets far more than national ones.
Local news is in peril. Here’s what can be done to save it.
A Somali community sick of negative headlines decided to start their own local newspaper and write their own stories.
In many cases, the mistreatment of TV anchors has become the story – at the expense of bigger questions about corporate ownership.
It’s worth looking at how local news stations have traditionally operated.
Ottawa must decide how to spend the $50 million it’s allocated to support local journalism. The establishment of a Local News Data Lab would be a good start. Here’s how it might work.
The year ahead could prove critical for Canadian news media. Will the federal government finally take action to help them, as other countries have?
The love Canadians profess for their local newspapers isn’t quite what it seems. Few pay for a subscription, and many say they can get their news elsewhere if their local paper shuts down.
The Canadian news industry is in a crisis. Rather than providing a way forward, the Liberal government suggests that Facebook, Twitter, and Google will “jumpstart digital news innovation.”
Local news is as important to communities as clean air, but the failing business model of traditional journalism has left the local news industry in rapid decline.
Impartiality and accountability are at risk when local media fails to act.
Federal rules governing television stations were meant to keep them connected to the communities they serve. The Trump administration wants to weaken those rules, and those civic links.
UK newspapers have been fighting between economics and editorial for 70 years.
How can journalists resist a master media manipulator, reach local communities and sift through fake news and propaganda? Media experts explore the challenges of covering the next administration.
Before media reform becomes a runaway train, we need to return to the drawing board and rethink the maps that define and guide broadcasters on reporting news for “local areas”.