Local Journalism

ONA20

Bringing Local News Back: Leveraging Independent Content Creators to Help Irrigate News Deserts

  • Vincent Wu
  • Greg Vederman
  • Jamie Burton

Shifting reading habits, social media, and 24-hour cable news have created “news deserts” throughout the country, where local news no longer exists. News Break will be...

ONA19

CrowdTangle Trends Report: How Is Local News Performing on Facebook in 2019?

  • Amber Burgess
  • Emily Ristow
  • Heather Ciras
  • Glen Hale

This event is presented by Facebook Be the first to see CrowdTangle’s U.S. Local News Trends Report, an analysis of how local news is performing on Facebook so far in 2019. This...

ONA19

JSK Local News Showcase

  • Cheryl Phillips
  • Bryan Pollard

This event is presented by John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford Delve into the work of Stanford’s Big Local News, which collects, processes and shares hard-to-find...

ONA19

How Stories Communicate and Engage People with Climate Change on a Local Level

  • Clarisa Diaz
  • Julia Kumari Drapkin

By applying a design thinking focus to storytelling, audience engagement and participatory projects, science journalists and newsroom leaders can demonstrate different ways of...

ONA19

Whose Local News? Online Avenues to Trust With Diverse Audiences

  • Mukhtar Ibrahim
  • Priscilla Villarreal
  • Brenda Murphy
  • Rocio Tirado
  • Moderated by Daniela Gerson

Three innovating digital newsrooms share how they are connecting with communities that local news outlets were failing to reach. Their techniques include viral live video, SMS and...

ONA19

A Practical Guide to Local Newsroom Innovation

  • Sarah Schmalbach
  • Kim Fox

Learn how to start a newsroom innovation lab or better use the one you have with this comprehensive conversation about the nitty-gritty details undergirding a strong innovative...

ONA19

Locally Sourced Reporting: Are Americans Missing Out?

  • Chelsea Brasted
  • Amy Mitchell
  • Beau Tidwell
  • Moderated by Sherry Chisenhall

Presenting findings from a new and unusually large Pew Research Center survey of 35,000 Americans, local news leader panellists will join a lead author of the study to discuss how...

ONA19

Real Life Local News Revenue Experiments (That Aren’t Advertising)

  • David Cohn
  • Christopher Wink
  • Kim Bui
  • André Natta

The myriad and manifest funding challenges facing local news won’t be resolved by the whims of the big global brands or via incremental tweaks to an old advertising model, but...

ONA19

How to Make Facebook Work for Your Local Newsroom

  • Alyssa Passeggio
  • Elaine Piniat
  • Emily Ristow

Local news is definitionally what communities want and need to see, and this workshop from editors and directors at three local news institutions is how to hack social analytics...