In our final interview of the Local Media series, Amanda and Alex talk with Joseph Lichterman, a senior business associate at the Lenfest Institute for Journalism. We talk about the insight he gained researching and writing 300 stories about news outlets on six continents for Nieman Journalism Lab and through producing the Solution Set newsletter, which examines experimentation in local news.
Amanda and Alex talk with Zoe Clark to learn about the challenges of managing a “local” mission of state-wide service and how NPR stations are filling the gaps in communities that have lost local newspapers.
Zoe Clark is Michigan Radio's Program Director. Clark oversees all programming on the state's largest public radio station - including the station's award-winning newsroom, and co-hosts It's Just Politics, a weekly look at Michigan politics airing Monday mornings on Morning Edition.
In the second episode in our series on the Business of Local Media, we pose many of our questions about the challenges facing local media to expert Christopher Ali, author of Media Localism: The Policies of Place (University of Illinois Press, 2017).