Journalism Accelerator Featured Links: October 14 – November 4, 2011
Recent PEW report assesses the local landscape: How people learn about their local community. Alex Howard at O’Reilly Radar distills it down. Hope for what is possible tempered by deep concern about the decay of local newspapers, and what that will mean for local government accountability.
What is the value of local TV news?
Communities across the U.S. still rely on TV for their local news, especially for big breaking stories. How can communities get the most from this powerful medium? And how do we ensure the public interest is served?
Recent PEW report assesses the local landscape: How people learn about their local community
Alex Howard at O’Reilly Radar distills it down. Hope for what is possible tempered by deep concern about the decay of local newspapers, and what that will mean for local government accountability.
Kickstarter advances a new form of fundraising for experimental projects and fresh ideas
From Occupy Wallstreet to public art, Kickstarter brings a new form of commerce and patronage to market. Type in “journalism” to find a whole raft of projects!
The Reporters Committee on Freedom of the Press
Offering loads of resources and legal perspective, “the Committee has played a role in virtually every significant press freedom case that has come before the Supreme Court.”
Reinventing Journalism: An unexpected personal journey from journalist to publisher
From launching California Watch to leading the Center for Investigative Reporting, Executive Director Robert J. Rosenthal shares his game strategy and tips for success.
The Hub: A resource center for community-based nonprofit journalism
For those eager to launch their own news nonprofit, the smart folks at the Investigative News Network offer an online hub supporting “local investigative and public service journalism.”
Community Media Workshop
Since 1989 coaching and connecting grassroots communities with workshops and training to diversify and enrich the mix of voices in the news and public debate.
The Fresh Outlook
“Telling it like it is,” this online hub is a UK based, globally focused nonprofit covering stories to broaden the lens and out issues to empower citizens across geographic communities.
Gender stereotypes deconstructed: MissRepresentation.org
With resources cut across the field of news and reporting, representation is a slippery slope publishers face. Breaking down gender stereotypes, this campaign strives to level the playing field.
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