Recommended Reads for Journalists

Findings from the Journalism Crisis Project, measuring local news ecosystems, and digging deeper into audience engagement.

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Image courtesy of Trusting News

News organizations that want journalists to engage with their audience may be setting them up for abuse

Here’s an essay for NiemanLab on “audience engagement” by our colleague Jacob Nelson of the Cronkite School. And here’s our own recent report on Nelson’s research.

A New Tool to Measure the Health of Local News Ecosystems

As local news outlets face business challenges, philanthropy is helping fill gaps by supporting organizations who provide vital local information.

Journalists don’t always cover anti-racism protests as fairly as they think they do

“As the journalism industry commits to doing better, though, we have to question what “better” actually looks like.”

Let’s find out what conservatives really think about local news (not “the media”)

Trusting News is inviting journalists from local newsrooms to interview right-leaning individuals in their own communities about their perceptions of journalism.

Five big findings from the Journalism Crisis Project

The tracker’s map tells part of the story of journalism’s ongoing crisis: an upheaval that hurt newsrooms, journalists, and—by straining journalism’s margins—the communities that those newsrooms and journalists are charged to serve.