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Chris Satullo: How Local Media Can Regain Trust

Posted on by Chris Satullo, Senior Advisor to the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Here’s a news flash: Journalism is in trouble. The business models that once supported big newsrooms capable of churning out high-impact work are near collapse. Purveyors of fake news and propaganda seem to be proving that Gresham’s Law — bad … Continue reading

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Free Press: During Election Season, We Need News That Puts People First

Posted on by Fiona Morgan, Free Press

In every community, there are people who care about the place they live in and work to make it better, and people who despair over their prospects for the future. There are people who run the show and people who … Continue reading

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Free Press: How an Organizing Mindset Can Serve Newsrooms

Posted on by Mike Rispoli, Free Press

  Newsrooms are experimenting with different ways of engaging their audiences — and over the last few months Free Press has been on the ground figuring out the best ways to connect Garden State journalists and residents via our News … Continue reading

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6 Lessons Learned in 6 Months of News Voices: New Jersey

Posted on by Fiona Morgan and Mike Rispoli, Free Press

Engagement is a big buzzword in journalism today. News outlets across the U.S. are hiring “engagement editors,” employers encourage journalists to interact with readers online and through story comments, and new tools are constantly being developed to help newsrooms better reach their audiences. All of … Continue reading

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Dodge Foundation Week in Review

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Declaration of Dependence

Posted on by Molly de Aguiar & Josh Stearns @grdodgemedia | @jcstearns

Communities and news organizations working together will transform local journalism. Here’s how. The long-term sustainability of local news depends on deepening journalists’ engagement with communities. Through shifts in technology, economics and newsroom processes, the public has become increasingly central to … Continue reading

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Dodge Week in Review

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The Citizens Campaign City Storytellers: Changing the City Narrative

Posted on by Heather Taylor, The Citizens Campaign

For several years The Citizens Campaign has been building a broad network of citizen journalists to fill the void in local news coverage left by retreating legacy media. Gone are the days of fully staffed city bureaus with in-depth coverage … Continue reading

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From the Local News Lab: The Rise of Hands-on Journalism

Posted on by By Josh Stearns, Dodge Foundation Director of Journalism Sustainability

Digital journalism has made possible some incredible storytelling in recent years. Visually stunning reports on issues as diverse as gun violence, environmental disasters, and surveillance have brought stories to life on the screen. Increasingly, however, journalists are experimenting with innovations … Continue reading

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A Call to Reinvigorate Arts Journalism in New Jersey and beyond

Posted on by By Ann Marie Miller, ArtPride NJ Executive Director

While the news media is changing at lightning speed and its outlets growing exponentially, the news itself seems harder and harder to find. The avalanche of what passes as news is too often lacking meaningful and credible content whether in … Continue reading

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Are Journalists the Unhappiest People on Earth?

Posted on by By Debbie Galant, Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State

In just the last few days, the bodies of the three kidnapped Israeli teenagers were found in the West Bank, a teenager from Livingston was gunned down in West Orange and another teenager leaving a party in Maplewood was shot … Continue reading

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Sharing to Survive

Posted on by Debbie Galant, NJ News Commons

I know how hard it is to share. I’m a first child. I am hard-wired to want to be the first in everything: the best, the brightest, the most loved. Not only that, but I was born and bred to … Continue reading

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Tent City, Three Ways

Posted on by Debbie Galant, NJ News Commons

News outlets ranging from the AP to the Lakewood Scoop have covered the ongoing saga of Lakewood’s Tent City, an encampment of about 80 homeless people, which the town has been trying to shut down for years. This spring a deal was struck: Tent … Continue reading

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The Emerging New Jersey News Ecosystem: A Summary of Findings

Posted on by C.W. Anderson, City University of New York and Katie McCollough, Rutgers University

New Jersey has long been a bellwether for thinking about the emerging information ecosystem in the United States, particularly the ways that broad national trends such as decline in newsroom resources and revenues, the lowered costs of gathering and sharing … Continue reading

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