Archive for News Impact Project

Oregonian’s Reporting Leads to Required Timely Testing of Sexual Assault Kits
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Oregonian’s Reporting Leads to Required Timely Testing of Sexual Assault Kits

Thousands of untested sexual assault kits that could have solved at least 500 sexual crimes in Portland over the last decade were left on storage ... 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
Why Designing for Impact Can Lead to New Jobs in Journalism & New Ways of Working
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Why Designing for Impact Can Lead to New Jobs in Journalism & New Ways of Working

Focusing on the impact journalism has doesn't only affect the community, but the newsroom, as well. Guest blogger Anjanette Delgado discusses how a focus on ... Read More
Designing for Impact: An Experiment and Two Discoveries
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Designing for Impact: An Experiment and Two Discoveries

While all journalism makes an impact, not all journalism is designed with impact in mind. Guest blogger Anjanette Delgado explored what would happen if journalists ... Read More
Support for Detroit Pitcher’s Charity Spikes After Local News Story
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Support for Detroit Pitcher’s Charity Spikes After Local News Story

When Detroit Tigers pitcher Matt Boyd and his wife Ashley started a charity, Kingdom House, to help young girls in Uganda avoid sex slavery, it ... Read More
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