“The job of journalists is to do as best they can, day by day, and respond swiftly when they screw up, correct the record, and move forward.”
If passed, the Local Journalism Sustainability Act would see the federal government subsidizing the hiring of local reporters and newsroom employees via tax credits.
A source should ask a reporter first if something can be off the record. Then the reporter can agree or refuse.
As local journalism’s commercial model continues to collapse, public and nonprofit media institutions can serve as informational safety nets.
“By talking to journalists in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana, our project pushed back against this tendency to ignore the middle of the nation and its important journalism.”