Make public affairs coverage relevant and timely

Make public affairs coverage relevant and timely How many newsrooms have received complaints about coverage of local public affairs – specifically meetings? It might be the city council, school board, county board or one of the numerous other government bodies under...

Don’t close books just yet on 2020 elections

Don’t close books just yet on 2020 elections Mention election coverage in the aftermath of this year’s tumultuous presidential contest, and many newsrooms will likely turn a collective deaf ear. For most editors and reporters, the next cycle of elections is the...

A bank forecloses on a house, and a court order is issued to evict the family. Police surround a house for nearly two hours waiting for the family to leave their home. All ends peacefully. It is the last of 35 eviction orders served that day. What do you report?

A bank forecloses on a house, and a court order is issued to evict the family. Police surround a house for nearly two hours waiting for the family to leave their home. All ends peacefully. It is the last of 35 eviction orders served that day. What do you report? The...

You advocate including someone from the advertising department on a newspaper’s editorial board. How can those individuals be objective? Won’t they simply be looking out for the newspaper’s financial interests – as opposed to the community’s best interests – when framing the newspaper’s editorial positions?

You advocate including someone from the advertising department on a newspaper’s editorial board. How can those individuals be objective? Won’t they simply be looking out for the newspaper’s financial interests – as opposed to the community’s best interests – when...