March 10, 2017
Local Fix: Women in Local News, Mobile Resources, and Diversity Data
Welcome to the Local Fix. Each week we look at key debates in journalism sustainability and community engagement through the lens of local news. But first, we always begin with one good idea…
If you want a better relationship, there are a few ground rules to follow, Joy Mayer points out in a post based on The Trusting News Project. Go ahead, swipe right on these ideas.
Share The Women in Local Media We Should Know
- Who are the women journalists you admire? – Nikole Hannah-Jones
- 21 women running U.S. media organizations now – Margaret Sullivan
- Follow JAWS members – JAWS
- Nine female journalists jailed for their work – CPJ
- From the Archives: The Big Trend in Indie Hyperlocal: Strong Women – NiemanLab
Resources for the Mobile Journalist
- What are chatbots and how do they work? – NJ Mobile NewsLab
- 10 tools to tackle common problems journalists face – CJR
- How Educators and Industry Can Collaborate to Prepare for a Mobile Future – MediaShift
- Making the most of mobile – Knight Foundation
- A huge list of readings about mobile journalism – Journalist’s Toolbox
When Competitors Collaborate to Grow Audiences
- This New Campaign Urges You to Tell Your Friends About Podcasts – AdWeek
- Diane Rehm Learns How to Listen to a Podcast – WAMU
- A Message from the “American Podcast Council” – WBEZ
- Podcasts in Color Directory – Podcasts in Color
- The Potluck Society Discusses Trypod – South Dakota Public Broadcasting
- 4 Women Hosted Podcasts – Wyoming Public Media
Local News Lab Link of the Week
Our new site is full of practical advice, tools and tips. This week, we recommend this crosspost from Sabrina Hersi Issa, a Senior Advisor to the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, on media diversity, setting goals without data, and doing measurement without action.
Send us your feedback and ideas for other resources that you would find useful on the Lab at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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