opinion The Courier-Post Published 4:05 p.m. UTC May 24, 2018 During 40 years in journalism, I always worked in a newsroom a stone’s throw from the Delaware River. On the Pennsylvania side. At each of my stops, New Jersey was part of the market and the mission. And at each, when it came to resources and attention, New Jersey took a back seat. Don’t misunderstand me; the journalists assigned to cover the state brought skill and commitment to the task. But, at the organizational level, neither the will nor the wallet existed to make New Jersey a priority. My experiences in those newsrooms drove home something that the New Jersey’s residents know all too well: Their state is the neglected stepchild of New York and Philadelphia media. That’s why I’m excited about a new idea: the New Jersey Civic Information Consortium. It is a superb proposal for the state’s residents, its community health and its business climate. A bill now before the … [Read more...] about YOUR TURN: NJ’s bold proposal to boost local news
By Pam Grady Published 9:16 am, Thursday, May 17, 2018 Photo: CAAMfest Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Felicia Lowe’s virtual reality film “Pacific Gateway: Angel Island VR” is her second documentary about the West Coast immigration station. Felicia Lowe’s virtual reality film “Pacific Gateway: Angel Island VR” is her second documentary about the West Coast immigration station. Photo: CAAMfest Reel Local News: Virtual reality doc spins Angel Island immigration saga 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Bay Area filmmaker Felicia Lowe is quite familiar with the Angel Island Immigration Station, the West Coast answer to Ellis Island, which processed immigrants, most from China, and sometimes detained them for years at a time. She has been active in the efforts to preserve this slice of … [Read more...] about Reel Local News: Virtual reality doc spins Angel Island immigration saga
A former regional newspaper editor who has launched his own community title has said there is still room for “local and longer” reads in print that would not work online. Tim Dixon, former Western Gazette and Western Daily Press editor, has launched the Paper for Honiton, a print-only weekly title covering the Devon town where he lives. He told Press Gazette he launched the paper to give the local community a “proper traditional newspaper” with all the news and sport. “I am a big advocate of print, I always have been,” he said. “It isn’t that I don’t understand the internet, but I think there is room for print. It’s a completely different beast to news online. Local and longer – there is still an appetite for that.” After a free launch edition on 3 May, Dixon officially put the newspaper on sale for 50p on Thursday last week. By Monday afternoon, 700 copies had been sold, he said. Honiton is already served by the … [Read more...] about Former regional newspaper editor launches paid-for title with hopes of providing local news to Devon town
WXYZ Detroit - Being heard in this community is important! We strive to report local news and information that matters to you. We also work hard to earn your trust. A key part of that is hearing your voice, your feedback and taking time to listen to the issues that are crucial in your life. This interactive process makes us better journalists and better at serving our communities here in metro Detroit.With that in mind, we’ve set up a Local News Adviser committee and we encourage you to be a part of it! This will be a group of people from our area who enjoy consuming news and want to be part of something big and exciting! From time to time, we’ll be reaching out online to seek your advice and opinions about local news, our community and issues that impact you. We’ll want you tell us how we’re doing and what things we should be working on. You’ll get to determine how often and when you want to … [Read more...] about WXYZ Editorial: Join our Channel 7 local news advisers community!
A Maricopa City Council member who works for — and owns part of — a local news outlet is under a cloud of ethical questions because of his twin jobs in government and media.Vincent Manfredi, a first-term council member up for re-election this fall, owns a 20 percent stake in the local news outlet InMaricopa, where he serves as the advertising director. Manfredi plans to acquire a majority stake in the company within the next several years."They’re just trying to dig stuff up," Manfredi said in an interview. "There’s nothing there. If I did something wrong, I did something wrong, but I don’t see it." Maricopa is a city of 45,700 people located approximately 30 miles south of Phoenix. Manfredi is one of seven city council members, including the mayor, who are elected to four-year terms.In a February 22 opinion article, Maricopa Monitor reporter Bethany Blundell criticized a decision by InMaricopa and the Maricopa Chamber of Commerce to hold their own town … [Read more...] about Maricopa Councilman Questioned Over Stake in Local News Outlet