Author Archive for Jennifer Peters

How to Protect Your Mental Health During Times of Crisis
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How to Protect Your Mental Health During Times of Crisis

It’s long been known that a journalist’s job can have a massive impact on his or her mental and emotional well-being. Acting as a conduit ... Read More
Newsy Activities for Family Fun During Social Distancing
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Newsy Activities for Family Fun During Social Distancing

As we enter the second month of social distancing due to COVID-19, many people will be getting cabin fever (if you haven’t already), especially kids ... Read More
Webinar Recap: Using Data to Inform and Improve Your Journalism – Including NEW Information on Tracking Your Coronavirus Coverage
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Webinar Recap: Using Data to Inform and Improve Your Journalism – Including NEW Information on Tracking Your Coronavirus Coverage

In a webinar with the American Press Institute’s Metrics for News team, we discussed which measures of engagement to focus on (hint: not just pageviews) ... Read More
Tennessee's Jackson Sun Proves the Importance of Local News on City Finances
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Tennessee’s Jackson Sun Proves the Importance of Local News on City Finances

A 2018 study found that when communities lose their local newspapers, city finances are dealt a major blow. This is why the work done by ... Read More
At The Oregonian, No One Is Too Big to Be Questioned
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At The Oregonian, No One Is Too Big to Be Questioned

Some people may think of local news as foreign or irrelevant to them if they don’t live in the publication’s main coverage area. But local ... Read More
Charlotte, North Carolina’s WFAE Connects “Angel” to Group in Need
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Charlotte, North Carolina’s WFAE Connects “Angel” to Group in Need

When we think of how news impacts our lives, we often think of information: We learn about road closures, legislation that will affect our community, ... Read More
Colorado's Canyon Courier Highlights Youngest Change-Makers in Community
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Colorado’s Canyon Courier Highlights Youngest Change-Makers in Community

News stories don’t have to be deep, investigative reports or articles that create legislative change to make an impact. It’s true that communities need watchdogs, ... Read More
Newton Kansan Demonstrates Why Representation Matters in Schools
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Newton Kansan Demonstrates Why Representation Matters in Schools

In Newton, Kansas, less than 3 percent of teachers are non-white, while the student body is 38 percent non-white. For reporters at The Newton Kansan, ... Read More
Canyon Courier Shows How Its Community Moved On After Columbine
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Canyon Courier Shows How Its Community Moved On After Columbine

On April 20, 1999, Columbine High School suffered a tragedy unlike anything most people had experienced at that time. What happened in that small Colorado ... Read More
Sidney Herald Exposes the Truth Through Open Records Requests
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Sidney Herald Exposes the Truth Through Open Records Requests

Challenging authority to ensure an informed and engaged citizenry is the bedrock of the journalistic profession. For Sidney Herald editor Amy Efta, that task came ... Read More
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