News Business & Practice Publications

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Preserving America’s Thought Leader Magazines
March 25, 2020
Heidi Legg is a long-time journalist who founded a digital local news startup, TheEditorial.com, before joining the Shorenstein Center as Director of...
Campaigns, Elections & Parties, Discussion Papers, Journalistic Practice, News Business & Practice, Papers, Public Interest Journalism, Publications,
Hanging by a Thread: Serialized Narratives in a Post-Factual Era
March 11, 2020
In today’s media saturated culture, storytelling itself has become the story. It’s a Choose Your Own Adventure moment, and the stories we choose - and...
Journalistic Practice, Local News, Media Business, Publications,
Five Tips from Mother Jones
December 9, 2019
Below are five lessons from MoJo’s experiences that other nonprofit investigative newsrooms can adapt and use.  One: Treat your audience like...
Discussion Papers, Journalistic Practice, Local News, Media Business, News Business & Practice, Papers, Publications,
Case Study: Mother Jones
December 9, 2019
Creating a Thriving Legacy News Magazine through Mission, Strategy, and Experimentation Case Study co-published by the Shorenstein Center on Media,...
Discussion Papers, Local News, Media Business, News Business & Practice, Publications,
Can Public Media Help Fix Market Failures in Local News?
December 4, 2019
The Public Media Merger project is taking an in-depth look at the public media/digital newsroom mergers across the country in the last decade, to understand...
Discussion Papers, Journalistic Practice, Media Business, News Business & Practice, Publications,
The Commons: Student Workshop Reimagines Political Media
December 3, 2019
The Commons is a prototype of an imagined news outlet covering U.S. politics. It is the product of an eight-week discussion workshop this fall at...
Media Business, News Business & Practice, Papers, Publications, Technology,
Digital Pay-Meter Playbook
August 13, 2019
The past half-decade has seen a digital subscription renaissance in the news publishing industry. Our research suggests publishers should invest in capabilities...
Discussion Papers, Local News, Media Business, News Business & Practice, Papers, Publications,
A Landscape Study of Local News Models Across America
July 3, 2019
Local journalism is in crisis, off and online. Years of downsizing in the face of digital disruption have weakened regional and local news organizations....
Discussion Papers, Media Business, News Business & Practice, Papers, Publications,
Small is Beautiful
June 3, 2019
The decline of the legacy media started long before the Internet, but the Internet exposed a business model that relied too heavily on the wrong customers....
Discussion Papers, Disinformation, International Affairs, Journalistic Practice, Papers, Publications, War, Defense & Security,
Understanding Douma
May 14, 2019
The New Media Propaganda Wars and the Value of a Second Draft Read the paper A new paper by James Harkin, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Fall, 2018) and Director...