• Saving democracy is a slogan not a strategy

    Yvonne Leow columns
    Saving democracy is a slogan not a strategy
    November 24, 2020

    In the past four years, Yvonne Leow has seen increasingly fervent articles, studies and op-eds declaring journalism’s essential role in a healthy democracy. Yet these proclamations have been strikingly disconnected from reality.
  • Why local journalism needs a funding pipeline

    Yvonne Leow columns
    Why local journalism needs a funding pipeline
    October 8, 2020

    Dozens of media funders responded with emergency COVID-19 local journalism relief funds. Yet, I can’t help but wonder, “Where has all of this money gone?”
  • Thanks to COVID-19, local news will never be the same. And it shouldn’t be

    Jim Brady columns
    Thanks to COVID-19, local news will never be the same. And it shouldn’t be
    June 3, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted our routines, transformed our social interactions and redefined our relationships. Yet, as odd as it sounds, we’ll likely come to appreciate some of the changes this crisis wrought.
  • Social media is a trap

    Jim Brady columns
    Social media is a trap
    December 9, 2019

    While we’ve been chasing that adulation and virality, social has been chipping away at the core of what journalism has spent decades building.
  • Simple ways to build trust? Apparently NOT

    Simple ways to build trust? Apparently NOT
    May 20, 2019

    Trust in news media isn’t a lost cause. Studies from the Media Insight Project, Gallup, Trusting News and others show that audiences put their trust in the news depending on certain factors that are present within the organization.
  • A Trusting News analysis: What news consumers say they trust

    A Trusting News analysis: What news consumers say they trust
    April 4, 2019

    Fundamentally, news consumers trust journalism that they find to be balanced, in-depth, honest and reputable. Those qualities appeared over and over in an analysis of 81 in-depth interviews our newsroom partners conducted with members of their communities.
  • Journalists: Defend your work through action, not just with editorials

    Trusting News
    Journalists: Defend your work through action, not just with editorials
    August 16, 2018

    At Trusting News, we’re eager to see more than 350 editorials planned for today as part of an effort started by The Boston Globe to fight back against Trump’s “dirty war against the free press.”
  • Don’t be afraid to tell your readers your journalism is valuable

    Trusting News
    Don’t be afraid to tell your readers your journalism is valuable
    August 15, 2018

    At the Fort Collins Coloradoan, we’ve been a Trusting News partner for three years, where we’ve focused on several strategies — from labeling our stories, to showing our personality, to explaining how we are different from “the media” as an overall entity.
  • Newsrooms join Trusting News work

    Trusting News
    Newsrooms join Trusting News work
    January 8, 2018

    More than 30 newsrooms are making an investment in discovering how best to demonstrate credibility and earn trust by coming on board the Trusting News project.
  • MediaShift Podcast 242: Pivots to video a mixed bag; Twitter doubles character count

    MediaShift Podcast
    MediaShift Podcast 242: Pivots to video a mixed bag; Twitter doubles character count
    September 29, 2017

    In the news this week, many publishers have been pivoting to video, but they’ve also lost a lot of traffic to their websites. Did they go too far? And Twitter is testing out doubling the size of tweets to 280 characters.
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