Tag: independent

by Julie Keck

1. NSA phone records program illegal, court rules (Dan Roberts & Spencer Ackerman  / Guardian) 2. CNN’s drone approval could offer bird’s-eye view of 2016’s high-flying hopefuls (Ed Pilkington / Guardian) 3. Women venture capitalists say to hell with the status quo (Rochelle Garner / CNET) 4. Why I’m excited for Medium’s partnership with Creative […] more »

by Josh Stearns

Last month the Chicago Sun Times fired its entire staff of photographers -– 28 full-time journalists — and plans to rely primarily on freelancers. This news is just the most recent in a growing trend across the news industry, which is relying more than ever before on independent journalists and freelancers. However, despite all the […] more »

by Rosa Ramirez

While investigative collaborations are blossoming in newsrooms across the country, few are taking place between mainstream and niche media. As a result, news organizations could be missing the opportunity to reach a wider audience, tap into reporters’ talents, and uncover stories from perspectives not often examined. Niche media include ethnic media and those that publish […] more »