12:00am

Thu February 21, 2013
Local news

Today on Your Call: What’s the state of local journalism today?


 




  On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about how local media outlets are doing.  After years of cutbacks and revenue increases, have newspapers finally found their place?  How does online media fit into the scene?  With so many hyper local outlets starting up over the past few years, are people getting the news they need and want?  Join us at 10am Pacific or post a comment here.  How can those of us who care about local news – and consume it – make sure it has a future? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and You.   


Guests:


John McManus, director of Grade the News and author of "Market-Driven Journalism"


Bob Calo, executive editor of Richmond Confidential and senior lecturer at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism


Robert Gammon, co-editor of East Bay Express


Resources:

PBS ‘Media Shift’:FCC Report on Media Offers Strong Diagnosis, Weak Prescriptions


FCC: Report--Information Needs of Communities 


Richmond Confidential


Mission Local


Oakland Local


Oakland North


SFist


The Bold Italic


KALW News/ Crosscurrents


Patch.com


CJR: Patch aims for profitability, shifts platforms


CJR: In hyperlocal, ‘success’ is subjective: A Street Fight Summit panel of digital journalists dished about their triumphs and concerns


Democracy Now!: Robert McChesney and John Nichols on "The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution that Will Begin the World Again"


 


Recommended by listeners:


Anderson Valley Advertiser


Santa Cruz Connection Magazine


Berkeleyside


 


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