Author Archive for Jennifer Peters

Pennsylvania's Observer Publishing Company Joins the Alliance
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Pennsylvania’s Observer Publishing Company Joins the Alliance

As small-town papers try to compete against the internet and the negative impacts of fake news, they’re looking for new ways to fight for their ... Read More
Alliance Celebrates International Newspaper Carrier Day
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Alliance Celebrates International Newspaper Carrier Day

In the wee hours of the morning, with the sun still tucked behind the horizon, newspaper carriers across the country load up cars and trucks ... Read More
Fake News Remains Top Industry Concern in 2017
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Fake News Remains Top Industry Concern in 2017

Fake news has become an unfortunate part of the media landscape, spreading wildly and being shared on every social media platform. But fake news isn’t ... Read More
2017's Best of FOIA (So Far)
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2017’s Best of FOIA (So Far)

Every September, the agencies that handle Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests rush to close as many open requests as possible before the end of ... Read More
Local News Tops National Media in Trustworthiness
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Local News Tops National Media in Trustworthiness

Some good news for newspapers: People still trust their local news outlets. At a time when trust in the news media has been waning and ... Read More
Report for America Launches at Google News Lab Summit
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Report for America Launches at Google News Lab Summit

In an effort to support more real news and increase public trust in the news media, Google News Lab, in partnership with The GroundTruth Project, ... Read More
"FOIA Terrorist" Jason Leopold Shines a Light in the Dark
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“FOIA Terrorist” Jason Leopold Shines a Light in the Dark

In 2017, news comes from the Commander in Chief via Twitter posts, and government press briefings have become more combative. The government doesn’t operate in ... Read More
FOIA for Everyone: How You Can Use FOIA on Every Beat
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FOIA for Everyone: How You Can Use FOIA on Every Beat

More and more journalists are relying on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to enhance their reporting and gather valuable information for the public. But ... Read More
The Alliance Welcomes Forum Communications
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The Alliance Welcomes Forum Communications

In 2016, Forum Communications Company’s WDAY-TV won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for their television documentary “Trafficked.” The media group started off 2017 with ... Read More
Transcription: There's an App for That
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Transcription: There’s an App for That

Technology has made it easier than ever for reporters to connect with their sources, whether they’re across the street or halfway around the world. Contacting ... Read More
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