Local Journalism in the Pacific Northwest: Why it Matters, How It's Evolving, and Who Pays for it

University of Oregon, Agora Report, September 2017

72 Pages Posted: 2 Oct 2017

See all articles by Damian Radcliffe

Damian Radcliffe

University of Oregon, School of Journalism and Communication; Cardiff University, School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies; The Tow Center for Digital Journalism part of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University

Date Written: September 29, 2017

Abstract

Strong, effective, local journalism is essential for the health of the wider media ecosystem and in ensuring that the information needs of communities are met. But this sector has faced multiple challenges in recent years including declining revenues, smaller newsrooms and shuttered titles. How are local news organizations responding to these challenges, and what can be done to more effectively share successes across the media and news sectors? A new report from the University of Oregon’s Agora Journalism Center addresses those questions, through the lens of 10 news outlets, in the Pacific Northwest. These titles serve as a microcosm of the wider local news industry in the United States, who are similarly addressing fundamental strategic questions related to the revenue and business models, use of digital platforms and the impact of this changing journalistic practice.

Keywords: local, local journalism, local media, local newspapers, newspapers, community, community journalism, engagement, engaged journalism, Pacific Northwest, local news

Suggested Citation

Radcliffe, Damian, Local Journalism in the Pacific Northwest: Why it Matters, How It's Evolving, and Who Pays for it (September 29, 2017). University of Oregon, Agora Report, September 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3045516

Damian Radcliffe (Contact Author)

University of Oregon, School of Journalism and Communication ( email )

1280 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
United States

HOME PAGE: http://journalism.uoregon.edu/member/radcliffe-damian/

Cardiff University, School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies ( email )

Aberconway Building
Colum Drive
Cardiff, Wales CF10 3EU
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/201298-radcliffe-damian

The Tow Center for Digital Journalism part of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University ( email )

3022 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
United States

HOME PAGE: http://towcenter.org/academics/damian-radcliffe/

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