Experts fear a local news “extinction-level event” as COVID-19 worsens local news deserts across the country. Here’s a look at these emerging problems for the industry and what is being done to solve them.
Over the past 15 years, the newspaper industry has faced a constant problem: declining revenue. Aside from increases for the big three—Washington Post, New York Times and Wall Street Journal—after the 2016 election (dubbed the “Trump Bump”), the industry has used slash-and-burn tactics to stay
“Cheating is wrong.” This is a simple fact of life that many have heard since we were young. Someone should have told the Houston Astros this during the 2017 season. Just before 2 pm on January 13, MLB insider Ken Rosenthal broke news of the
Hockey Night in Canada, a staple program in the country with an illustrious history dating back to the age of radio, has fired its longest-tenured analyst. Don Cherry had been a host on the program since 1982 when the Coaches Corner segment was created due
For years, Nike has marketed itself as a company committed to supporting professional female athletes and encouraging young girls to play sports. The company is known for its powerful advertisements portraying female athletes from all ethnic backgrounds, a range of age groups and different languages.
New ownership and staff layoffs at the publication has many uncertain about the future of sports reporting.
The merger of two large media conglomerates, Gannett and Gatehouse Media, is stoking fears about media consolidation and the decline of local newspapers. As of August 6, according to USA Today, Gannet was bought out by New Media Investment Group, the holding company that owns
The argument over the coastal concentration and bias of journalists has been litigated again this week, this time over flat roads and almond milk. Like many of these arguments, it began with a tweet from a Politico reporter who was providing her hot takes on
Just a few years ago, digital publishers like BuzzFeed and the Huffington Post were seen as industry pioneers that would lead the next phase of journalism. Now, after over 1000 layoffs last week, they are reckoning with the Google-Facebook duopoly on advertisement revenues and are left vulnerable to further financial misfortune.
In the age of social media, you don’t have to be a journalist to break news in real-time. Anyone with a Twitter account can be the first to shine light on stories and events within seconds of them happening (think natural disasters, terrorist attacks, political