Local media ownership brings a level of accountability to the news business and offers benefits to communities by increasing voter turnout, reducing polarization and saving communities money.
Partnerships between universities and local media outlets are key ways to sustain local news where coverage is diminishing.
The majority of country press audiences prefer to read their local paper in print than online. In fact, many said they would stop reading their papers if they went digital only.
Local newspapers are a key part of the ecology of journalism.
Local news websites have offered essential details on how to understand COVID rules and where to buy toilet rolls.
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?
Research by the UTS Centre for Media Transition suggests it will be hard for digital-only local newspapers to match what local print editions gave their communities.
There were some ominous sounds coming out of the election campaign about what the Conservatives might have planned for the UK’s public broadcaster.
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.
Residents were blogging about the tower block’s safety issues well before the fire, but there were few reporters around to pick up on the story.
The sale of Australian Community Media may signal better fortunes for regional publishing. But there are ongoing concerns about the viability of the local news business model.
Being sold off is the best news the staff and readers of the Newcastle Herald have had for a long time.
Buildings built for writing and reading the news altered the urban fabric.
As the industry continues its decline, a look back at how the Victorians valued their local news gathering operations.
A recent survey found that Americans trust local media outlets far more than national ones.
A new study explores the state of an industry that’s tapping creative revenue streams and incorporating new tools to engage with readers.
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.
Giving labor unions a financial stake in a company such as a newspaper can offer unique advantages that could benefit employees, society and the bottom line.
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.