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Saigon-Houston Radio: Our Community Rescued Itself When Harvey Came

For the Houston's nearly 40,000 Vietnamese residents, and for many more in Greater Houston, Saigon Radio is a central hub for news and information and is now playing a central role in helping to direct rescue efforts amid the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.

8 days Ago

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Texas will need great regional reporting for months and years. Can we muster a cavalry?

The news out of Texas shows how journalism stands out in crisis, when reliable information is essential and when people producing the news are living the same story as the people who need it.

21 days Ago

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HuffPost is taking its reporters on a “listening tour,” seeking stories, new readers, data, and solidarity

HuffPost is taking its show on the road starting this month, with a bus tour of 25 cities across the U.S. In each city, HuffPost staff will pull in with a fully outfitted bus and interview residents about what’s been on their minds.

21 days Ago

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Student Journalists Are Our Future – We Should Start Treating Them Like It

Student journalists are the next generation, and they’ve been picking up the slack of gutted local newsrooms and indifferent national outlets.

about 1 month Ago

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Taking the Internet Off the Internet to Reach Offline Audiences

Madeleine Bair chats with Nigel Mugamu, founder of 263Chat, a media outlet that uses Twitter conversations, WhatsApp groups, and videos to engage Zimbabweans in conversations about national affairs, about how he plans to take these conversations offline to reach communities without internet access. 

about 1 month Ago

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Former NBC reporter on becoming Lyft driver: ‘I’m doing my dream job’

Anthony Ponce left his job as an NBC reporter to start a podcast out of his Lyft car. Each episode is centered around conversations sparked by thought-provoking question of the week such as: “Do you believe in signs?” and “What keeps you up at night?”

about 2 months Ago

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Saving Journalism: What Big Media Can Learn from Non-profits

For the traditional media industry looking to survive in the digital world, it can look at the nonprofit world for new solutions, according to Sam Ford and Jeff Pundyk, authors of this opinion piece. For-profit media companies can learn from them — if they are willing to collaborate in unconventional ways.

about 2 months Ago

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Pushing messaging platforms beyond their boundaries

Check out some of the creative ways news and other organizations have used SMS and messaging platforms, with some ideas for how we could extend these mediums even further. Listening Post NOLA at WWNO gets a shout! 

2 months Ago

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The News Deserts in Immigrant Communities

Madeleine Bair asks, "How can we create a media ecosystem that better serves today’s America — a country where immigrants and their U.S.-born children make up more than one-quarter of the overall population?" 

3 months Ago

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How news partnerships work: Commercial and nonprofit newsrooms can work together to benefit and change journalism

What makes commercial-nonprofit partnerships successful? Can they be replicated? What kind of planning do they require? How do you keep everyone happy? And how are collaborations like this changing how we do journalism?

2 months Ago

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What is "Postcard Journalism"?

East Boston, Nuestra Casa is "a hybrid project between journalism and activism: It seeks to mitigate the anxiety caused by the housing crisis with useful information for the affected community."

3 months Ago

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Investing in Our Documenters = Investing in Our Community

On June 22, City Bureau was awarded a $50,000 prototype grant from Democracy Fund and the Knight Foundation — here’s what they plan to do next.

3 months Ago

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