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.
Australian Community Media’s mastheads include The Canberra Times, The Newcastle Herald, The Border Mail (in Albury), The Illawarra Mercury (in Wollongong), The Ballarat Courier, The Examiner (in Launceston) and the Bendigo Advertiser.
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.
Newcastle, Australia’s second-biggest non-capital city. Research confirms just how important a local newspaper is to a local community.
Being sold off is the best news the staff and readers of the Newcastle Herald have had for a long time.
At the heart of Edinburgh.
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.
Texas Tribune reporter Jay Root interviews New Mexico State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn along Highway 652 near the Texas-New Mexico border.
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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.
A recent research project about the 2015 Canadian election showed social media is no substitute for local news coverage.
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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.
A pedestrian walks past a Chicago Sun-Times newspaper box.
AP Photo/M. Spencer Green
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.
In the early stages of his campaign, Donald Trump eagerly made himself available to the press. As president, that’s likely to change.
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.
Community journalists are putting local news back on the agenda.
Volunteers are picking up where local media has abandoned UK towns.
Local reporting matters – but it's falling through the cracks.
Rural and regional Australians deserve more than tokenistic media coverage of their regions.
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”.
As regional television flounders, a new approach to deregulation is needed.
The Save Our Voices campaign argues that existing media rules are "squeezing the life out of our regional TV networks". But the real story is more complex. Reform is necessary, but so too is local content.
Anyone can be a reporter for hyperlocal news.
Roger H. Goun
As an example of mass participatory journalism, where the voices of ordinary citizens are heard as much as public officials or PR professionals, the UK’s hyperlocal news network is second to none. Regional…
If Kiama residents want to know what’s happening in their town, the local newspaper is generally the only place they’ll be able to read about it.
After residents in the NSW coastal town of Kiama woke to the sound of emergency sirens earlier this week, chances are they grabbed a copy of the local newspaper, the Independent, to find out about the…