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2024

Newsweek, 01/03/24: Donald Trump Blocking Iowa Newspaper From Rally Raises Questions

Poynter, 01/03/24: Journalists, we need to rethink how we fight burnout

Editor & Publisher, 01/05/24: Free Press roundup: A ‘bloodbath’ of news layoffs but also impactful stories in 2023

News/Media Alliance, 01/10/24: Senate Judiciary Committee to hold hearing on oversight of artificial intelligence (AI), future of journalism

Allbritton Journalism Institute, 01/18/24: The Allbritton Journalism Institute launches nonprofit news outlet: NOTUS

The New York Times, 1/18/24: Billionaires Wanted to Save the News Industry. They’re Losing a Fortune.

Editor & Publisher, 1/19/24: American Journalism Project invests $5.4 million in four nonprofit local news organizations

Editor & Publisher, 1/22/24: National News Literacy Week 2024: Spotlight on local news

Nieman Lab, 1/22/24: After a bleak turn for The Baltimore Sun, independent outlets see a surge in subscribers and attention

Reuters Institute, 1/22/24: A Shrinking Path: Ten young journalists open up about their struggles to break into the news industry

VOA News, 1/23/24: AI Generates Debate Over Newsroom Ethics

TV News Check, 1/24/24: Why Your Best Young TV Journalist Just Left

Editor & Publisher, 1/25/24: $10 million gift sets Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism on path to free tuition

Editor & Publisher, 1/25/24: Report for America hires Morgan Baum to help newsroom tap into local philanthropy, boost revenue

The Hollywood Reporter, 1/25/24: The Media Is Melting Down, and Neither Billionaires Nor Journalists Can Seem to Stop It

The New York Times, 1/25/24: Journalists at New York Daily Walk Off Job for a Day

Poynter, 1/25/24: How AI could sap – or save – local news

The Washington Post, 1/27/24: Journalism may never again make money. So it should focus on mission.

APNews, 1/31/24: Online news site The Messenger shuts down after less than a year

Axios Chicago, 1/31/24: Chicago Tribune staffers to walk off the job Thursday

Axios, 2/1/24: Former Messenger staffers file class-action lawsuit over news site shutdown

Politico, 2/1/24: Over 500 journalists were laid off in January 2024 alone

Poynter, 2/1/24: Why Google and Met ‘owe’ news publishers

America’s Newspapers, 2/2/24: Additional bipartisan support is expressed for Community News Act

Columbia Journalism Review, 2/2/24: How the Collapse of Local Newsrooms Made All Politics National

Editor & Publisher, 2/2/24: Empowering visual journalism: CatchLight’s initiative transform local newsrooms across the US

Online News Association, 2/5/24: ONA announces the AI in Journalism Initiative: Shaping the industry’s understanding of artificial intelligence and its potential

KCRG, 2/7/24: Media company saves Anamosa newspaper

Pew Research Center, 2/7/24: Many Americans find value in getting news on social media, but concerns about inaccuracy have risen

Columbia Journalism Review, 2/8/24: They gave local news away for free. Virtually nobody wanted it.

Editor & Publisher, 2/8/24: Statesman journalists picket Feb. 8 for fair pay

Nieman Lab, 2/8/24: Patterns in philanthropy leave small newsrooms behind. Can that change?

Editor & Publisher, 2/12/24: An ever bigger threat to local news and democracy

Editor & Publisher, 2/13/24: University of Kentucky School of Journalism: A commitment to supporting and sustaining rural communities and rural journalists

Kelo Land, 2/13/24: Legislature expands definition of ‘legal newspaper’

Local Media Association, 2/13/24: How The Baltimore Times uses AI to serve audiences better

The Conversation, 2/13/24: Saving the news media means moving beyond the benevolence of billionaires

Editor & Publisher, 2/14/24: No more downsizing? Gannett is hiring locally at all levels.

NPR, 2/14/24: Journalists turn to picket lines as the news business ails

Poynter, 2/15/24: The local news crisis will be solved at the grassroots

Editor & Publisher, 2/16/24: Deciding whether to outsource design services is more than weighing the cost

Editor & Publisher, 2/16/24: Press Forward’s new director, plus a newspaper hero

Politico, 2/18/24: ‘The Investment Firms Leave Behind a Barren Wasteland’

Editor & Publisher, 2/19/24: More than 10 New York State newspapers from coalition to advocate for local journalism amid turbulent times and increasing closures

Local News Initiative, 2/19/24: ‘The Most Ambitious Package of Local Journalism Policy’

Local Media Association, 2/19/24: LMA publishes new report: Sustaining philanthropy for journalism

Columbia Journalism Review, 2/20/24: US News Industry Faces Bleak Start to 2024

Editor & Publisher, 2/20/24: New leadership for nonprofit newsroom dedicated to local investigative reporting

Editor & Publisher, 2/20/24: News/Media Alliance applauds Illinois Senator Steve Stadelman for introducing Journalism Preservation Act

Press Gazette, 2/20/24: Top 25 newspaper circulations: Largest print titles fall 14% in year to September 2023

Editor & Publisher, 2/21/24: AP to launch AI training program, coverage expansion with 2 new grants

IndyStar, 2/21/24: Gannett, IndyStar announce $2 million investment to grow local reporting and sales staffs

Jacobin, 2/21/24: US Media Is Collapsing. Here’s How to Save It.        

Press Forward, 2/21/24: Press Forward announces major expansion of its local chapters

Editor & Publisher, 2/22/24: Signal Ohio: A nonprofit expands to fill local news gaps in the Buckeye state

Fast Company, 2/23/24: News and media layoffs keep piling up after one of the worst years since the financial crisis

2023

The Washington Post, 1/17/23: A news site used AI to write articles. It was a journalistic disaster.

 Columbia Journalism Review, 2/9/23: Is AI software a partner for journalism, or a disaster?

Editor & Publishers, 3/3/23 Newsletter: A 10-Point Plan for the Government to Shore Up Local Newspapers

The Examiner News, 3/6/23: Legislative Effort to Aid Community Journalism Gains Steam 

Editor & Publishers, 3/11/23 Newsletter: Small town citizens share support for saving their newspaper

The Daily Gazette, 3/13/23: News tax credit is an investment in local communities

AMNY, 3/14/23: New York state should deliver newspapers a front-page rescue

Albany Times Union, 3/19/23: How New York State can save local news

In 23 Richner papers in NYC and LI, 3/21/23: Tell Albany It’s Time to Support Local Journalism

Time, 5/11/23: AI Could Destroy Journalism as We Know It. Media Mogul Barry Diller Hopes to Save it

Editor & Publishers, 5/30/23: Report for America partners with Investigative Editing Corps to local newsrooms do more investigative work

Editor & Publishers, 6/15/23: Original, distinctive content means increased reader revenue.  The Subscriber Engagement Index 

Editor & Publishers, 6/16/23: The Center for Media Innovative: Creating a news ecosystem in Pittsburgh 

CNN, 6/20/23: Google is building an AI tool for journalists 

Washington Post, 6/20/23: ProPublica, lauded journalism nonprofit, is the latest newsroom to unionize

Nieman Lab, 6/23/23: If the U.S. wants to boost journalism, it should learn from Canada’s mistakes 

Seattle Times, 6/23/23: Congress, before talking AI, save local journalism

Editor & Publishers, 7/08/23: One-on-one with News Media Canada’s Paul Deegan as their county’s battle with Big Tech heats up

Editor & Publishers, 7/13/23: Experienced, retired journalists are powering the industry forward 

Editor & Publishers, 7/20/23: Tax credits for local news are on the table again

Vanity Fair, 7/20/23: Google’s New AI Tool May Put Newsrooms in a Bind

Editor & Publishers, 7/26/23: How two locals news publishers are creating a sense of community while proving their value

World Association of News Publishers, 8/3/23: Generative AI set to make humanity in journalism a ‘premium feature’ 

Editor & Publishers, 8/4/23: Carrier challenges redux. Finding solutions to help carriers and print media work together.

The Guardian, 8/5/23: Is artificial intelligence a threat to journalism or will technology destroy itself? 

Editor & Publishers, 8/7/23 Newsletter: Newmark J-School launches data journalism ‘equity’ campaign

Editor & Publisher, 8/8/23: Local Media Association announces the 2023 Local News Fund

Editor & Publisher, 8/25/23: Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund to invest $1 million in broad-based commitment to local news communities of practice

Editor & Publishers, 8/30/23: 17 organizations form Alliance of Nonprofit News Outlets

Editor & Publishers, 8/31/23: Philanthropic support for journalism grows, but challenges remain

University of Texas at Austin, 9/6/23: Curbing the Decline of Local News Through Engaged Journalism 

Editor & Publishers, 9/15/23: ‘Public Media and the Future of Local Journalism’ position paper released

Editor & Publishers, 9/18/23: The past repeats itself.

Maynard Institute, 9/19/23: Open Letter to Press Forward: Journalism Affinity Groups Call for Equitable Distribution of Funds

Editor & Publishers, 9/20/23: Center for Excellence in Journalism: Bringing journalism training and support to college campuses

Editor & Publishers, 9/21/23: News/Media Alliance names Neil Quinter chief lobbyist as Public Policy and Advocacy Team expands 

Editor & Publishers, 9/21/23: Center for Excellence in Journalism: Bringing journalism training and support to college campuses

Editor & Publishers, 9/23/23: Community leaders speak frankly about losing their local paper and having a new publication start within 30 days.

Editor & Publishers, 9/27/23: WNYC parent to cut 12% of work force

Editor & Publishers, 9/27/23: News/Media Alliance hosts ‘Support Journalism’ Fly-In to advocate for importance of quality journalism

Editor & Publishers, 9/29/23: Clickbait websites could be siphoning $17 billion a year away from quality journalism

Editor & Publishers, 10/2/23: Buffalo News printing moves to Cleveland, layoffs ensue

Editor & Publishers, 10/2/23: A South Carolina newspaper’s path to success and sustainability

AP News, 10/5/23: X removes article headlines in latest platform update, widening a rift with news media

University of Kentucky, 10/9/23: At UK, new Herald-Leader editor says he will maintain paper’s excellence with help from the public

Local News Initiative, 10/10/23: Newsrooms on the Run

Editor & Publisher, 10/11/23: The myth of nonprofit media immunity. A deep dive into sustainability

Editor & Publisher, 10/12/23: Reuters Digital News Report: A focus on the community is a winning strategy for local news

Columbia Journalism Review, 10/13/23: Before I go: Why journalism matters

Editor & Publisher, 10/13/23: National Newspaper Association calls proposed new postal rates ‘punitive’

The Verge, 10/16/23: The Google antitrust trial has been frustratingly locked down – the NYT just filed a motion to open it up

Editor & Publisher, 10/17/23: Hillman Foundation announces January 2023 ‘Reporting the U.S. Workplace’ program at Newmark J-School

Nieman Lab, 10/17/23: “Make climate impact part of all beats”: Tips from the Sustainable Journalism Partnership for better climate reporting

Seven Days, 10/18/23: Short on Reporters, a Vermont Newspaper Turns to AI

Editor & Publisher, 10/19/23: Despite Congress’ dysfunction, support grows for local news bills

Gallup, 10/19/23: Media Confidence in U.S. Matches 2016 Record Low

Poynter, 10/19/23: One year on strike: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette journalists are frustrated but remain resolute

Axios, 10/20/23: Scoop: D.C. lawmakers to introduce new bill funding local news via vouchers

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, 10/20/23: Texas attorney general’s lawsuit against Yelp poses serious threat to press freedom

Local News Initiative, 10/26/23: On the Lookout for Local News

AP News, 10/30/23: Biden wants to move fast on AI safeguards and signs an executive order to address his concerns

Editor & Publisher, 10/30/23: Fewer following the news, to democracy’s peril

Editor & Publisher, 10/31/23: News/Media Alliance study finds pervasive unauthorized use of publisher content to power generative AI technologies

Editor & Publisher, 10/31/23: Philanthropic support kickstarts Indiana News Service and free news reporting for statewide radio stations and news outlets

Editor & Publisher, 11/3/23: AI’s challenge and opportunity for news

Reuters, 11/6/23: ‘The China Project’ media company shuts due to funding problem

SIPIAPA, 11/10/23: Main threats to journalism in the Americas

Times Union, 11/12/23: Journalist Margaret Sullivan: Democracy needs strong local news

Poynter, 11/13/23: International Fact-Checking Network award $1 million to 20 groups to expand fact-checking operations

The Lenfest Institute, 11/14/23: The Lenfest Institute for Journalism announces 17 inaugural Philadelphia Local News Sustainability Initiative grantees

Editor & Publisher, 11/16/23: More than half of U.S. counties have no access to local news

Local News Initiative, 11/16/23: The State of Local News

Editor & Publisher, 11/22/23: News Media Canada welcomes changes to Canadian Journalism Labour Tax Credit

Pew Research, 11/28/23: Audiences are declining for traditional news media in the U.S. – with some expectations

Second Rough Draft, 11/30/23: A Hard Look at News Sustainability

America’s Newspapers, 12/1/23: Four additional bipartisan co-sponsors announced for Community News Act

The Wrap, 12/1/23: Washington Post Union Authorizes One-Day Walkout Next Week

Editor & Publisher, 12/5/23: California Senate Judiciary Committee to hold informational hearing on importance of journalism

Editor & Publisher, 12/5/23: Real solutions from News Desert U

Reporters Committee, 12/5/23: Reporters Committee Local Legal Initiative expands to Indiana

Report for America, 12/07/23: Report for America adds newsrooms, open applications for reporters

CNN, 12/08/23: Hundreds of Washington Post staffers staged a historic one-day workout, leaving the paper scrambling to cover the news

Local News Initiative: Moving into the suburbs

Editor & Publisher, 12/12/23: Women of color executives push to diversify newsrooms and news coverage

America’s Newspapers, 12/13/23: America’s Newspaper executives rally in Washington, D.C., for the future of local newspapers

Editor & Publisher, 12/14/23: NewsGuild warms to Journalism Competition and Preservation Act

CNN, 12/14/23: News outlets slash nearly 2,700 jobs this year – the highest number since 2020 – contributing to alarming news deserts

Editor & Publisher, 12/15/23: The Coalition for Local News. Banding together to protect the future of local TV journalism

Nieman Lab, 12/19/23: Predictions for Journalism, 2024.

Reynolds Journalism Institute, 12/19/23: Building the United States of press freedom index

Editor & Publisher, 12/21/23: $48 million in support of local news, initial seeding of Press Forward collaborative

National Trust for Local News, 12/21/23: Georgie Trust for Local News Launches