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 […]

Local American journalism needs to be saved

With thousands of local newspapers ceasing publications, Americans have been left without a vital source of local news. Whereas, newspapers that are still operating are no good at all – most have laid off reporters, downsized, merged or pulled back on circulation. The statistics further prove this point as over 65 million Americans live in […]

Iowa newspaper raises funds via social media to pay off legal fees

A small western Iowa newspaper has turned to social media to help raise funds to pay off its legal bills, incurred in defending the local newspaper’s journalism, reports The Gazette. As of Thursday evening, the Carroll Times Herald had raised $46,617 of its $140,000 goal from more than 1,300 donors. Douglas Burns, the co-owner of […]