Local News Research Project

  • Innovative ideas to solve media challenges discussed at launch of Digital News Innovation Challenge

    Feb. 5, 2018 By AMANDA POPE Staff reporter A website to help children understand the news, a mobile platform that provides newsrooms with better access to eyewitness videos, and an online platform for distributing newscasts on voice-activated devices were among the ideas-in-progress at the recent launch of the Digital News Innovation Challenge. Nearly 100 journalists, aspiring entrepreneurs and students attended…

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  • New survey investigates state of smaller-market newspapers in Canada

    Feb. 2, 2018 By AMANDA POPE Staff reporter A new online survey is asking Canadian journalists working for newspapers with a print circulation under 50,000 to provide information about how their newsrooms are managing and adapting to the turbulent times. Ryerson journalism professor April Lindgren and the not-for-profit National NewsMedia Council – an alliance of the former provincial press councils…

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