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Newsroom community advisory board

Forming a community advisory board for your newsroom

On May 31, as protests over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police swept the nation, staffers at the Long Beach Post in Long Beach, California, watched as some demonstrations in their own city turned violent. By the following morning, 170 businesses in downtown Long Beach had been damaged or looted, […]

Need to Know: September 2, 2020

Apply for election coverage micro-grants, Russia targets American journalists, and the new role of service journalism

Apply for immediate election project funds or coverage support

The American Press Institute is offering micro-grants and free expert support to news organizations seeking to strengthen their coverage of Election 2020 in service of the American electorate. Micro-grants will be awarded in amounts from $2,000 up to $10,000 USD. The pool of available funds is up to $110,000.   The grants are part of API’s […]

Need to Know: September 1, 2020

How to combat misinformation and polarization, say how your news org is funded, and an easier way to license photos

Need to Know: August 31, 2020

Get free audience analytics on your election coverage, stop covering the ‘horse race,’ and why meetings are getting shorter

Need to Know: August 28, 2020

How to design news for Instagram, a cautionary tale for remote newsrooms, and thought-provoking reads for your weekend

Need to Know: August 27, 2020

Using targeted newsletters to grow subscriptions, a personalized voting guide for readers, and a look at the ‘Leavers Project’

Need to Know: August 26, 2020

Tips to disseminate voting information, a new experiment in worker-owned media, and should newspapers run lying political ads

Providing nuanced information to voters to address voting disparities and difficulties

Summary In the midst of a national reckoning over voting by mail, the complicated, localized picture of how people actually vote needs more attention than ever. Some voters, especially first-time voters, may lack the knowledge to comfortably vote by mail or vote at all. Voters from some communities may prefer to vote in person. Others […]

Need to Know: August 25, 2020

Sending news updates via text, rethinking what ‘police say,’ and children form a newspaper habit during the pandemic