It is critical that journalists be aware of the world — not just their world — around them. That’s called media literacy, which is one of the five major themes of this blog (more on that to come).
On March 5, the Pew Research Center released a report, “Local News in a Digital Age.” For a shorthand version, see “5 key takeaways about local news media ‘ecosystems‘.”
Other recent items of note:
- Responses from Josh Stearns on closing the gap between the public’s desire and satisfaction for local news (Medium).
- Analyst Rick Edmonds a myth debunked: minorities may now be consuming more local news than whites, not less (Poynter).
- Some API research as a complement: “Our study of African American and Hispanic news consumption.”
- An interview with Jenna Wortham (pictured), New York Times Magazine staff writer and “one of those rare writers who is able to explain the shapeshifting culture of the younger and newer internet” (Pi.co)