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Looking forward to speaking at today's @UWEJournalism event on the sustainability of #LocalNews - specifically, public interest news (as opposed to commercial/tabloid).

The movement to 'save local news' has gained momentum recently - here's how 🧵👇[1/11] Image
#LocalNews has been shelled out & corporate mergers abound in the internet era. Many have been left with inadequate news, if any

As shown by this @TheBristolCable thread (PS I wrote it) independents sprung up to fill gaps - but are surviving, not thriving
[3/11] How might they thrive? A number of us are working behind the scenes to find ways.

The Charitable Journalism Project (@CharitableJP) is trying to convince the government to make it easier for eligible local/community newsrooms to become charities...
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Good morning! Here are our top stories this morning ⬇️🧵 #Dorset #LocalNews
1⃣ 'Frustrated' residents were rudely awoken by a 'mini firework display' in the early hours of the morning. Police were called after the startling early alarm call. Story by @EvieCoffeyEcho here #Poole…
2⃣ @MattSimpsonEcho brings us some shocking footage of a burglary on a convenience store in Ferndown recently. The incident has left the owner scared. Full report here #Dorset…
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Hello 👋 What's happening in Dorset we hear you cry? Well, here are our top stories today 👇🧵#Dorset #LocalNews
1⃣ 'Squatters' play 'awful drum and bass techno' music until 3.30am in Poole. @MattSimpsonEcho spoke to the residents who live near to this boarded up council building #Poole…
2⃣ Construction begins on a new Lidl as part of a major development in Dorset. @GRevellEcho has the latest on what's happening at this key housing site - and when the store could open⬇️ #Lidl…
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You may have come across the demolition of the super tech twin towers in Noida.

This is how the debris from the demolition will be recycled.
Chennai corporation has proposed a 'quick fix spray' to repair the roads before the monsoon.
After a high-level meeting on the waterlogging in Bengaluru, Chief Minister Bommai said Rs 1,500 crore has been sanctioned for new drains in the city, and that works will begin immediately.
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Great coverage of our last event with Balbriggan Youth Forum visiting Howth.
Find out more
If you know a 15-18 year old who'd like to join, get in touch.
Our next trip will be to Dáil Éireann.
#Youth #representation #engaging
Alt text: gif with green and red background, BYF logo and a photo of a newspaper clipping from the Fingal Independent with photos of our trip to howth lifeboat and fishing piers
Thanks @fingalindo for sharing our adventures with the wider community. Representation matters and we appreciate your support.
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Of 404 trees transplanted for the Central Vista project only 121 or 30% survived.
Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation to try the 'white top' technique to prevent potholes
Greater Chennai Corporation cracks down on vehicles in no-parking zones by placing notice on vehicles
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What’s changing in #localnews? Just about everything - that’s what IPI found when, supported by @craignewmark, it dived into local #newsmedia around the world. They’re rethinking everything to work out what they need now to sustain vital journalism. 1/14…
@craignewmark IPI’s @jacquipark talked to 30+ media leaders and entrepreneurs who are transitioning legacy media or creating new local voices, half in the #USA and half in #Asia, the Pacific, #Africa and #Europe.

Here are some key insights 👇 2/14
@craignewmark @jacquipark 1. Local news media is the most disrupted sector of the media, the most urgently in need of assistance – and the sector with the greatest potential to form the bedrock for a new, stronger media ecosystem. 3/14
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Very kind words from Tom here. I really work with the best people.

You can support the @MGMAdvertiser today for literally $0.99 cents/month for 3 months of digital access or $0.99/week for digital + Sunday delivery.
And shout out to @KDFiscus for reporting out this story while also juggling multiple Hurricane Sally stories, because #localnews…
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I finally got to go home to Montana this month. I hugged my mom for the first time in a year.

7 days later- I found out I had #COVID-19.

I burst into tears when I heard the news. I had mild symptoms at first, so I was shocked.

My first thought was who I had possibly exposed before I showed symptoms, including my mom, who has compromised lungs.
I’m a journalist who has been covering #COVID for months. But no amount of interviews or coverage could have prepared me for the news.

I know that people end up fine in the majority of cases.

I also know the virus is a killer.
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I finally have a legit personal & professional news announcement, and it doubles as a #DecadeinReview #lookback: I am moving to Philadelphia in the new year to join @PhillyInquirer as a digital producer! 10.5 yrs ago, I had just finished an internship w their health desk. 1/?
@PhillyInquirer A lot has happened since then. My 1st FT #journalism job @bkreporter where I burned shoe rubber cultivating love/appreciation of #localnews in my home borough as a reporter/magazine EIC/digital editor for four years, then @bklyner, #freelancer life and, currently, @flipboard. 2/?
@PhillyInquirer @bkreporter @bklyner @Flipboard Leaving @flipboard as breaking news editor is bittersweet. 6 mos turned into 2 yrs thanks to valuable work & amazing colleagues who made a remote newsroom feel interactive & seamless. Shoutout @gabyaschwarz @SonaliKamboj @jeelsey @sfine88 @thekenyeung @miaq. 3/?
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#Mahshahr, the heart of #Iran’s petrochemical industry, is known for something else these days: military vehicles, machine guns, security forces firing on protesters. Officials say people were armed, but the residents tell a different story #Novembert19Protests #localnews
#Iranian officials have accused the country’s protesters of being rioters and terrorists. But, a resident of #Mahshahr tells us, “these are hungry people,” people without work, people who can’t see a future for their children.
#Novembert19Protests #localnews
Recently, President @HassanRouhani said absolute poverty didn’t exist in #Iran. He should pay a visit to these residents of #Mahshahr, many of whom are veterans from the Iran-Iraq war. “Poor people just have to wait to die,” one of them said.
#Novembert19Protests #localnews
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“Core values of #journalism do not change, but practices must change to reflect current reality.” #trustinmedia #ona18 Cannot assume readers understand what we do, how/why we do it. They don’t. Have to stop priding ourselves on being opaque. #transparency @knightfdn #newsliteracy
@knightfdn “Radical #transparency” means we explain methods, decisions in real time. Not after reaction. 2-way communication. Big problem tho: readers conflate news and opinion stories. And media outlets also conflate it too often. #ona18 #trustinmedia #journalism #fakenews
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