The smell was getting stronger and I couldn’t open my eyes. I heard someone screaming. “Help me, Help me…”
Reach is still the main incentive in newsrooms: clicks, print run, the market share. Let´s be honest. Focusing on nothing but reach is not only one sided, it’s also misleading.
We’re now asking listeners to do something they’ve never had to do before: seek out, and pay for, local audio news as a stand-alone product.
The relationship between newsrooms and freelance journalists is in trouble. On one side are the newsrooms, which continue to lay off staff and shrink budgets. On the other side are the new journalists, bored of working full-time in a traditional medium.
Newspaper closures and consolidation over the past 15 years have created “news deserts” where there are inadequate journalism resources to properly cover local governments. The trend threatens the bond between news organizations and their communities.
If California is a virtual nation-state, where is its national media outlet?