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...

Pandemic no excuse for lazy reporting

Pandemic no excuse for lazy reporting Editors and reporters are facing some of their biggest challenges in gathering news during the pandemic. Access to everyday sources is increasingly limited with no relief on the horizon. Reporters no longer can walk into offices...

Who do you support on the election ballot?

Who do you support on the election ballot? Election season is in its final stretch, and newspapers have been there at every step. You’ve introduced candidates. You’ve quizzed them on the issues. You’ve covered the debates. Your coverage has laid the foundation for a...