3 to read: Help beyond the story | Who builds what’s next? | Missing the story (on race)

By Matt Carroll <@MattCData>

Nov. 10, 2018: Cool stuff about journalism, once a week. Get notified via email? Subscribe: 3toread (at) gmail. Originally published on 3toread.co

A journalist’s dilemma: wanting to do more to help than tell the story: So many of us have faced this situation: A tragedy. A plea for help. And after you write your story, what do you do? What help can you give? Samantha Max for the Ground Truth Project talks about how she handled that situation. Good read.

Local newspapers are shells of themselves. So who builds out what comes next?: Ken Doctor, in a somewhat rambling column for NiemanLab, sees some hope that deep pockets are about ready to get off the sidelines to invest in promising journalism models. But if that’s so, where will they invest? And what will the impact be on local journalism?

Missing the story (on race, in newsrooms): Newsrooms, despite decades of effort, for the most part are underrepresented when it comes to minorities. This, argues Jelani Cobb in CJR, is bad for the news business. When he was hired by David Carr for the City Paper, Carr explained that he was hired not because of some vague ideas of “inclusion” but because “he worried that there were specific stories missing from his newspaper.” Well, that makes sense.


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