• Local News and Ad Industries Eye Sweeping Realignment With Users (Part 1)

    …, entrepreneurial shops, foundations, associations, think tanks and academia – there are restless individuals who focus their brains on the future of news. By early 2015, they didn’t like what they thought they saw: “The Platforms,” (including Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest and, above all, Facebook) were becoming the new center of gravity…

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  • Media Experts Huddle to Map a Plan for the Future of Digital News

    … (to monetize news for those who provide it). The Trust has been evolving slowly over several years, but it appears to be gathering momentum. Last week, the RJI convened a one-day “leaders workshop” in Chicago that drew 29 representatives from different segments of the news industry. I put these post-workshop questions to Densmore: How could a digital…

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  • Can an ‘Exchange’ Help Solve the Problem of Monetizing Digital News?

    … talks more about the information exchange in this post on the RJI blog published Wednesday night. Tom Grubisich (@TomGrubisich) writes “The New News” column for Street Fight. He is editorial director of the in-development hyperlocal news network Local America that rates communities on their performance across a broad spectrum of livability — Local America Charleston launched earlier this year. …

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  • Are Community News Sites and Investors Ready for Each Other?

    … “Why can’t local news attract investment?” journalism watcher Nikki Usher asks in a recent opinion piece for the Reynolds Journalism Institute, where she is a resident fellow. “If funders don’t pump money into local news, all of the innovation that’s happening in news will simply bypass the local level.” Usher, who is an assistant professor…

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