The Value Of Local Journalism
But maybe you also think about the tenacity of local reporters. After the shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, the staff declared “We Are Putting Out a Damn Paper.”
To talk about local news, we reached out to journalists from around the country to hear about their experiences in small newsrooms.
We are just trying to get the truth. Getting there sometimes involves pointed questions and uncomfortable moments with people. I work in the investigative unit at 9NEWS. There are no set hours. Journalism is enmeshed with our lives.
— Jeremy Jojola (@jeremyjojola) June 29, 2018
I came into journalism wanting to be a foreign reporter. After a few years in local journalism, I realized it’s not so different. You end up covering extreme poverty, migration, the global economy, refugees — even the effects of war. The world is in our communities.
— Will James (@OtherWillJames) June 29, 2018
What have you always wanted to ask a local journalist? What don’t you understand about their jobs? And who is your favorite local reporter?
David Chavern, President & CEO, News Media Alliance; @NewsCEO
Andrew Neal, Managing editor, Gazette Newspapers in Troy, MI; @NealSchmeal
Rachel Sadon, Editor-in-chief, DCist; @Rachel_Sadon
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