Innovative US local newsroom strategies: Kelly Regan of Next City


In this special series, we talk to a solutions journalism outlet that covers local ideas to inspire better cities everywhere. Get practical tips on how you can adopt and monetise this approach


Innovative US local newsroom strategies: SMS tactics with San Francisco Chronicle and L.A. Taco

In this special series, we talk about how texts can keep your readers in the loop with major news and help them tell you what they really need from their local news outlet


Innovative US local newsroom strategies: Kati Erwert and Kristin Dizon of The Seattle Times

In this new series, we talk about the local news organisation that raises millions of dollars through crowdfunding and philanthropy. We learn about the conversations they have with donors to make this possible

Innovative US local newsroom strategies: Carl Hunnell, city editor of Richland Source

In this new series, we talk about the hyperlocal news organisation from Ohio that sets up meetings with its readers to better cover local politics. Learn how you can do it too

Posted by Jacob Granger on 03/09/21

Sewell Chan, editorial page editor of LA Times, on reckoning with industry racism

Last year, the Californian news site published a series of stories from reporters and the owner acknowledging and apologising for past failings around reporting on marginalised communities

Posted by Jacob Granger on 20/08/21

Katherine Bell, editor-in-chief of Quartz, on the power of newsletters

Newsletters convert three quarters of Quartz's members into paying subscribers. Now the publisher is upping the ante with four new member-exclusive emails

Posted by Jacob Granger on 12/08/21

Jo Adetunji, editor of The Conversation, on recruiting diverse talent

The UK media industry is still way too posh, pale and privileged. But where is the problem in the pipeline? We discuss how BAME young journalists can shine, and how newsrooms can make the hiring process more inclusive

Posted by Jacob Granger on 05/08/21

Amy Lewin, deputy editor of Sifted, on smart ways to diversify tech journalism

Every business is soon going to be a tech business. Covering these changes is a great career opportunity for journalists from all backgrounds, as long as we make the industry truly inclusive

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 29/07/21

Kiran Nazish, founder of CFWIJ, on violence against women journalists

Governments across the world are ramping up orchestrated attacks on women journalists to clamp down on press freedom. Who has the power to create change?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 22/07/21

Mobile journalists Sabbir Ahmed and Jamil Khan on creating a mobile-first newsroom

The co-authors of a new MoJo manual share their top tips and takeaways for creating news content using smartphones, live video, social audio and vertical Stories

Posted by Jacob Granger on 15/07/21

Heba Aly, CEO of The New Humanitarian, on reshaping coverage of the Global South

Parachute journalism has long been criticised for covering crises from a Western perspective. One newsroom is aiming to put communities at the heart of news coverage

Posted by Jacob Granger on 08/07/21

Francesco Zaffarano, editor-in-chief of Will Media, on shaking up the Italian news industry

How one media start-up is looking to gain the trust of Gen Z audiences by getting out of its big-city bubble and meeting readers in their hometowns

Posted by Jacob Granger on 01/07/21

Sofía Delgado of Newsquest, on using audio clips to boost reader engagement

A new in-house app allows local reporters to send soundbites from courts and sports matches to the newsroom to create richer content and pull the reader deeper into the story

Posted by Jacob Granger on 18/06/21

Orson Francescone, managing director of FT Live, on the post-pandemic future of media events

The business news publisher changed its live events strategy during the pandemic and managed to reach ten times as many delegates in the process. What does this mean as physical venues start opening back up?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 09/06/21

Osama Gaweesh, refugee journalist, on his journey into the UK media industry

As he joins via the Refugee Journalism Project, our apprentice reporter recounts his story of taking part in the 2011 Egyptian uprisings, launching a dissident TV channel in Turkey and being exiled to the UK

Posted by Jacob Granger on 03/06/21

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