Hinkle, a master's student at Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism, is assisting the Local News Initiative in highlighting challenges and opportunities in today's local news ecosystem. Before coming to Northwestern, she reported for a set of GateHouse Media-owned newspapers on Boston's North Shore.
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The frustrations of local journalists over the presentation of their work on news websites was summed up recently in a tweet by British writer Katie Taylor: Local newspaper journos: Why are we losing so much money? Why don't people read local news?Local newspaper website devs: *adds four pop-ups* *increases page load time to 64 hours* *enables video auto-play* *includes gif adverts in masthead* *changes font to wingdings*— katie (@Shinybiscuit) January 8, 2019 Indeed, too many local news...
Amid anti-press rhetoric at the national level, editors of local news organizations are feeling a trickle-down effect that increases the urgency of deepening connections with their readers. President Donald Trump’s “enemy of the people” vitriol has reached the Chicago Tribune, for example, with reporters, editors and columnists absorbing more “hyped-up” feedback through social media platforms, email, voicemail and even mailboxes, said Chicago Tribune Standards Editor Margaret Holt. “People will say nasty, obnoxious stuff and they...
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