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Help Wanted: West Virginia Is Looking for the Next Generation of Local Newspaper Owners

The West Virginia Press Association and West Virginia University are launching a new effort to replenish the shrinking pool of independent community news publishers

Opinion: Ethics

When Is It OK for Journalists To Be Activists?

There are times when it’s not only ok but imperative for journalists to become active participants around issues

Opinion: Ethics

Give Back the Bracelet: Ali Watkins and the Ethics of Source Relationships

Adhering to bright ethical guidelines makes it easier to push back against unwelcome government intrusion into journalistic work

Opinion: Trust and the Media

Why CALmatters Created Its Own Midterm Election Guide

At a time when the media is struggling to regain public trust, a nonpartisan voter guide could help

Opinion: Ethics

What the IG Report on the Clinton Email Investigation Means for Journalists

Traditional journalistic structures were used against our democracy in the 2016 election. We can’t let it happen again

Why Local Journalism Makes a Difference

At Global Press Journal, speaking the local languages and understanding local customs is key to telling culturally appropriate stories


The End of the Ad World as We Knew It

In “Frenemies,” media reporter Ken Auletta examines the collateral damage wrought by an age of consumers living an ad-free existence


Murder and the Making of a Journalist

In “My Brother Moochie,” Issac J. Bailey investigates the murder his oldest brother committed and comes to terms with difficult truths

Hyperallergic, at Age 9, Rivals the Arts Journalism of Legacy Media

The online outlet was ranked highly in a survey of 300 arts journalists


In the Philippines, Journalists Confront Fake News and a Crackdown on Press Freedom

Despite the obstacles in an increasingly hostile environment, independent Filipino news outlets are doing vital work

Opinion: Tech

The Coming Splinternet: How the GDPR Could Threaten Journalism

The General Data Protection Regulation could have unintended—and unpleasant—consequences for news outlets