Northern Kentucky to receive own local news outlet

Lacy Starling, former president of Legion Logistics, a logistics company based in Newport, Kentucky, has announced the launch of Link Media, Northern Kentucky’s exclusive own homegrown news organization. Starling has been appointed CEO. The new outlet will launch by merging the operations of Forth Thomas Matters and River City News in Northern Kentucky. Its genesis […]

Washington Post columnist Sullivan discusses her new book

Margaret Sullivan, media columnist at The Washington Post, joined Spokesman-Review editor Rob Curley to discuss her new book, “Ghosting the News: Local Journalism and the Crisis of American Democracy,” during a livestreamed Northwest Passages Book Club forum. “Ghosting the News” explores what happens to democracy in the U.S. when local journalism dies. Sullivan gives the […]

Google to invest $15m in “Support Local News” campaign

“Support Local News,” an ad campaign supported by Google News Initiative, Local Media Consortium and Local Media Association will spend $15 million in ads in local newspapers, their sites, radio, TV and online-only newsrooms, reports Poynter. The campaign will run in North America for the next six weeks. “This is a significant moment for the […]

Post and Courier to launch local digital news site in Greenville

The Post and Courier of Charleston is expanding into other parts of South Carolina at a time when the rest of the newspaper industry is contracting because of the economic ill-effects of the pandemic, reports Poynter. An industry leader among small-city newspapers, The Post and Courier of Charleston has announced that it will be launching […]

Twin Cities weekly papers to shut amid pandemic crisis

A weekly newspaper covering Woodbury, Cottage Grove and the county’s southern communities, the Bulletin will be ceasing operations as advertising revenues plummet due to the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s very sad,” said Woodbury Mayor Anne Burt. “I’ve been a fan of local news my whole life.” The last issue of the Bulletin came out May 6, […]

Facebook invests in local news via grants to local journalism

Eugene Weekly was one of the local papers which received a $25,000 grant from the Facebook Journalism Project as a means to weather the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The money will be used to sustain publishing operations allowing the Weekly to continue with its arts and entertainment reporting and its investigative and solutions journalism. […]

Widespread job cuts and furloughs impact community journalism

April saw 28 union reporters and four management editors being permanently laid off at the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports NewsGuild. Rachel Dissell was one of the reporters laid off whose break-through investigative journalism had a big effect on Ohio and Cleveland. “I’m heartbroken that I am not able to do this job,” said Dissell. The […]