Author Archive for Jennifer Peters

Journalism Movies to Binge... and Skip
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Journalism Movies to Binge… and Skip

If you, like your intrepid Alliance reporter here, have been properly social distancing, you’ve likely spent a lot of time with the TV on in ... Read More
5 Answers with Alex Skatell, Executive Director, Independent Journal Review
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5 Answers with Alex Skatell, Executive Director, Independent Journal Review

After eight years of running IJR, Alex Skatell believes that, despite the faster pace of news reporting brought on by the digital age, readers still ... Read More
News Impact Project: Nevada Reporter Uncovers Potential Corruption by Quasi-Government Business
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News Impact Project: Nevada Reporter Uncovers Potential Corruption by Quasi-Government Business

While impactful news can be many things, we often think of it as being investigative in nature and shining a light into a dark corner ... Read More
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
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