Nieman Lab

Local TV news gets a $2.6 million boost from the Knight Foundation

The Knight Foundation announced that it is boosting local TV news with $2.6 million across five organizations that will help students of color gain experience in local TV markets, bring together broadcast journalists focused on digital innovation

Good Journalism Won't Be Enough

[Commentary]  It is time to discard the perception of “good journalism” as being enough.

The FCC is swiftly changing national media policy. What does that mean on the local level?

The Federal Communications Commission’s anticipated decision on net neutrality has (rightfully) garnered a lot of publicity and scrutiny.

What does fake news tell us about life in the digital age? Not what you might expect

[Commentary] Five months after the US elections, fake news remains high on media, political, and public agendas, having sparked a wave of concern, responses, and counter-responses in countries around the world.

From the unbanked to the unnewsed: Just doing good journalism won’t be enough to bring back reader trust

[Commentary] One lesson I learned early on in news is that what journalists value and what their audiences value are often frustratingly misaligned.

“Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity”: Local news could see a windfall from the FCC’s spectrum auction

In 2016, the Federal Communications Commission launched an auction that will allow broadcasters to sell all or parts of their broadcast spectrum, which could then be purchased by wireless carriers looking to expand their reach.

The leaked New York Times innovation report is one of the key documents of this media age

[Commentary] There are few things that can galvanize the news world’s attention like a change in leadership atop The New York Times. Jill Abramson’s ouster probably reduced American newsroom productivity enough to skew this quarter’s GDP numbers.