Journalism http://wunc.org en The Future Of Community Newspapers http://wunc.org/post/future-community-newspapers <p><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 15px">The advent of the internet forced many industries to adjust, and newspapers were no exception. To deal with new competition and the changing face of advertising, community papers are reaching across platforms. A new book, "<a href="http://uncpress.unc.edu/books/12886.html">Saving Community Journalism: The Path to Profitability</a>" (The University of North Carolina Press/2014) seeks to assist local papers in that transition.<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/E_WW7C_ueTk" width="560"></iframe>&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:41:42 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 37006 at http://wunc.org The Future Of Community Newspapers “Liberating Dixie” Traces 50 Years Of Southern Life http://wunc.org/post/liberating-dixie-traces-50-years-southern-life <p><font size="3" style="font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Ed Williams spent almost half a century writing for newspapers in Mississippi and North Carolina. His journalism career started at <a href="http://thedmonline.com/">The Daily Mississippian</a> and continued through 35 years at <a href="http://www.charlotteobserver.com/">The Charlotte Observer</a>.</span></font></p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:59:29 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 33582 at http://wunc.org “Liberating Dixie” Traces 50 Years Of Southern Life Sunshine Week Inspires Dialogue About Open Government http://wunc.org/post/sunshine-week-inspires-dialogue-about-open-government <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">This week is&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.sunshineweek.org/" style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Sunshine Week</a><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">, a time when newsmakers and&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">advocates push for increased transparency in government. North Carolina public records law gives citizens and journalists equal access to information and mandates that all requests be responded to "as promptly as possible."</span></p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:22:32 +0000 Anita Rao & Phoebe Judge 32327 at http://wunc.org Sunshine Week Inspires Dialogue About Open Government The Editor And The Dragon: A North Carolina Journalist Takes On The Ku Klux Klan http://wunc.org/post/editor-and-dragon-north-carolina-journalist-takes-ku-klux-klan <p>A new film debuts on UNC-TV tonight, Thursday January 9th. "<a href="https://south.unc.edu/programming/editorandthedragon-about/">The Editor and The Dragon: Horace Carter Fights The Klan"</a> tells the inside story of a man of courage, the journalist Horace Carter.</p><p>Filmmakers describe the story this way:</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 17:47:17 +0000 Nicole Campbell, Frank Stasio & Carol Jackson 28607 at http://wunc.org The Editor And The Dragon: A North Carolina Journalist Takes On The Ku Klux Klan To The People, Food Is Heaven http://wunc.org/post/people-food-heaven-0 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Audra Ang worked as a foreign correspondent for the AP in Beijing, China for seven years.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 18:20:00 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 27687 at http://wunc.org To The People, Food Is Heaven A Year In The Life Of The New York Jets http://wunc.org/post/year-life-new-york-jets <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>To outsiders, football may look like bone-crushing mayhem.&nbsp; The headlines coming out of the NFL center around concussions and bullying.</p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:21:43 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 26179 at http://wunc.org A Year In The Life Of The New York Jets Raleigh Throws Its Doors Wide Open http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-throws-its-doors-wide-open <p></p><p><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: Calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: Calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">Thousands of bluegrass fans will pour into downtown Raleigh this week for the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 13:25:18 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 23152 at http://wunc.org Raleigh Throws Its Doors Wide Open North Carolina Journalist Gives A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Local Media http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-journalist-gives-behind-scenes-look-local-media-0 <p><em>&nbsp; Originally broadcast March 13, 2013</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://www.pewresearch.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Pew Research Center </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">released its annual </span><a href="http://stateofthemedia.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">State of the Media</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> report for 2012, and television news viewership is down. Political coverage has declined, and on local TV news, 40 percent of the content is made up of traffic, sports and weather. Meanwhile, newspaper newsrooms in 2012 employed 40,000 people, the smallest number of full-time journalists since 1978.</span></p><p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 15:50:06 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 20202 at http://wunc.org North Carolina Journalist Gives A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Local Media New Novel Tackles Corruption, Journalism And The Law http://wunc.org/post/new-novel-tackles-corruption-journalism-and-law <p><font face="Arial"><span>South Carolina lawyer <a href="http://www.jon-buchan.com/">Jon Buchan</a> is fond of saying that all journalists and attorneys have at least one good novel in them. He's been mulling his for years, but he's finally finished and published it. "Code of the Forest" tells the story of a scrappy newspaper, trying to survive an onslaught by a senator determined to silence it. It examines the subtle underpinnings of corruption.</span></font></p><p><font face="Arial"><span>Buchan says that corruption, as he portrays it in his book, is a much more subtle form of influence. One that might infect a politician before they realize it's too late.</span></font></p><p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 15:26:13 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 17157 at http://wunc.org New Novel Tackles Corruption, Journalism And The Law Exploring Media's Impact In A Time Of Crisis http://wunc.org/post/exploring-medias-impact-time-crisis <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the media covered the tragic Boston Marathon bombing, they also made mistakes. News outlets, with reputations built on truth and accuracy, spent air-time speculating rather than reporting.&nbsp; Some of the early, incorrect reports posed threats to innocent people who were wrongly-implicated in the bombing.</span></p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 16:09:59 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 14348 at http://wunc.org