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Report for America, the nonprofit organization that helps support journalists in so-called “news deserts” and on under-covered beats around the country, just announced that it will have reporters in 164 local newsrooms next year, including 12 local television newsrooms — 9 commercial and 3 public. The commercial stations are all from Scripps, Charter and Capitol. Last summer, we told you about the first local TV operation to welcome a Report for America journalist: Spectrum News in Buffalo. Read the Report for America release about the new crop of journalists here.

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Publishers reach audiences with social media, newsletters and even calendars. What about text messages?

Until recently, journalists were focused on the major platforms — newspapers, TV channels, radio stations and websites.