News Impact Project

News Impact Project

News impacts your life. Empower a more informed society.

Welcome to the News Impact Project, proudly showcasing the valuable work of journalists and newsrooms in local communities! The resources found here, including an Index of Impactful News and a print and digital Tool Kit for news publishers, provide compelling evidence of the critical need for continued local news coverage by quality journalists.

Access the Index and Tool Kit below and consider supporting your local news publishers through subscribing or making a donation, or simply sharing their good work with fellow members of your community, friends and family members.

Index of Impactful News

News is how we navigate our lives, whether it’s a new movie theater opening down the street, excessive spending of city officials, or a road maintenance project that will affect our daily commute. The stories contained in this database demonstrate the importance of and critical need for quality local journalism in order to ensure strong, informed communities. Access the index in two forms below: 1) A comprehensive listing of all stories in the index with links and 2) Featured stories on our blog that provide more insight and detail into how the stories came to be.

News Impact Project Tool Kit

The Tool Kit demonstrates the unique and important role local news publishers play in informing and engaging community members on important local issues. There is a clear call to action: In order for local news publishers to continue to reinvest in quality journalism, they need support from their readers.

Share this print and digital resource with government and community leaders and teachers to reinforce the civic role journalism plays in their home communities. Click on the button below to access the Tool Kit components and begin spreading the word (member login required).

Social Media Graphics

Inspired by the News Impact Project Tool Kit, news publishers can use these visually engaging, shareable graphics on their social media channels to highlight the critical importance and value of local news publishers, and encourage readers to support their local newspaper through subscribing.

Click below to access and download the social media graphics (member login required).

 

Often is it through receiving the everyday efforts of local journalists and newsroom staff to produce and deliver the news that we begin to realize the importance of local news in our daily lives.

Use the News Impact Project Logo

Download the News Impact Project logo and include it in posts of impactful stories on your own website!

Send Us Your Stories

If you are a journalist, editor or other newsroom member with an impactful story to share, click below for more information on the the News Impact Project and to submit your story for inclusion in the encyclopedia of impactful stories.

Learn More

Please contact Alliance Reporter, Trends & Insights Jennifer Peters with questions or for more information.

∼ The information we get from our local news is what allows us to
engage in our communities and with our neighbors. ∼

LATEST ARTICLES

Browse our impactful stories featured as part of the News Impact Project here.


News Impact Project: Impactful Election Stories
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News Impact Project: Impactful Election Stories

Election news coverage is often considered horse-race coverage, but news outlets across the country have focused on something far more impactful in 2020 — how Americans are being affected by changes to voting procedure amidst the ongoing public health crisis, as well as what voters need to know to ensure … Read More
News Impact Project Tool Kit - Social Media Graphics
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News Impact Project Tool Kit – Social Media Graphics

Inspired by the News Impact Project Tool Kit, news publishers can use these graphics on their social media channels to encourage support for local news … 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 that others want kept hidden. For The Nevada Independent, that dark corner involved a questionably run water district, and the flashlight belonged to reporter Daniel … Read More
News Impact Project Tool Kit
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News Impact Project Tool Kit

The News Impact Project Tool Kit is a print and digital resource for news publishers to use to reinforce the civic role journalism plays in their communities … Read More
News Impact Project: COVID-19 Impactful News Stories
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News Impact Project: COVID-19 Impactful News Stories

As part of our News Impact Project, we are compiling a list of local news stories from around the country on the COVID-19 health crisis that have made a positive impact on their local communities, through motivating changes that help make the community safer, allowing community members to engage on … 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) and how to define success. Through a series of 11 lessons on using metrics for newsroom change (gathered from the Metrics for News team’s work … Read More

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