Young people are still avid consumers of local news - according to a major new audience monitoring system which has been launched this week - despite popular opinion to the contrary. It has also been revealed that ever increasing use of mobile phones is boosting rather than damaging consumption of local news. The findings come from the launch of the new cross platform audience currency - Joint industry Currency for Regional Media Research (Jicreg) True Local. By combining print and digital audiences for local newspaper publishers, it demonstrates more than 10 million young adults - aged between 15 and 34 - are reading local news on their mobile devices, or traditional print products, every month. And that mobile content is boosting local media’s audiences by 94 per cent - with the industry now reaching 40.6m adults a month. That is certainly true in Coventry, where CoventryLive has more than two million unique users every month. The website also averages more than seven million … [Read more...] about Demand for local news is still strong despite a changing world
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Facebook says it's investing $300 million over the next three years in local news programs, partnerships and other initiatives. The money will go toward reporting grants for local newsrooms, expanding Facebook's program to help local newsrooms with subscription business models and investing in nonprofits aimed at supporting local news. The move comes at a difficult time for the news industry, which is facing falling profits and diminishing print readership. Facebook, like Google, has also been partly blamed for the ongoing decline in newspapers' share of advertising dollars as people and advertisers have moved online.Campbell Brown, Facebook's head of global news partnerships, acknowledges the company "can't uninvent the internet," but said it wants to work with publishers to help them succeed on and off the social network."The industry is going through a massive transition that has been underway for a long time," she said. "None of us have quite figured out ultimately what the future … [Read more...] about Facebook investing $300 million in local news initiatives
Facebook is making some big changes to your news feed and you may notice the chances in the coming weeks. They want to make sure you have more interactions with your friends and family and see less content from businesses, the media and big brands. This includes your local news source WPTV. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement on his Facebook page earlier this month as a sort of New Years resolution for the social network."Since there's more public content than posts from your friends and family, the balance of what's in News Feed has shifted away from the most important thing Facebook can do -- help us connect with each other," Zuckerberg said. These changes could keep you from seeing local news and major headlines that could affect your family and your community. This new effort by Facebook will reportedly not affect advertisements and users will continue to see the same ads they have seen before on the social network. Moral of the story, if you … [Read more...] about Facebook is taking us away from you… Here’s how to keep local headlines in your news feed
A Maricopa City Council member who works for — and owns part of — a local news outlet is under a cloud of ethical questions because of his twin jobs in government and media.Vincent Manfredi, a first-term council member up for re-election this fall, owns a 20 percent stake in the local news outlet InMaricopa, where he serves as the advertising director. Manfredi plans to acquire a majority stake in the company within the next several years."They’re just trying to dig stuff up," Manfredi said in an interview. "There’s nothing there. If I did something wrong, I did something wrong, but I don’t see it." Maricopa is a city of 45,700 people located approximately 30 miles south of Phoenix. Manfredi is one of seven city council members, including the mayor, who are elected to four-year terms.In a February 22 opinion article, Maricopa Monitor reporter Bethany Blundell criticized a decision by InMaricopa and the Maricopa Chamber of Commerce to hold their own town … [Read more...] about Maricopa Councilman Questioned Over Stake in Local News Outlet
WXYZ Detroit - Being heard in this community is important! We strive to report local news and information that matters to you. We also work hard to earn your trust. A key part of that is hearing your voice, your feedback and taking time to listen to the issues that are crucial in your life. This interactive process makes us better journalists and better at serving our communities here in metro Detroit.With that in mind, we’ve set up a Local News Adviser committee and we encourage you to be a part of it! This will be a group of people from our area who enjoy consuming news and want to be part of something big and exciting! From time to time, we’ll be reaching out online to seek your advice and opinions about local news, our community and issues that impact you. We’ll want you tell us how we’re doing and what things we should be working on. You’ll get to determine how often and when you want to … [Read more...] about WXYZ Editorial: Join our Channel 7 local news advisers community!