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End of Local News?

Journalists have some great opportunities.  However, they will need to acquire some skills in entrepreneurship or form partnerships with some technologically up-to-date folks. Here’s why.  It appears that the economic theory of creative destruction is about to wipe out local TV stations and, as a result, local TV news. Making predictions on the media is […]

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Amplifying Specialized News Services to our Local Readers

One of the roles The BreakingNews Network is to be a clearing house for news services that need to reach local audiences. Local news isn’t just reported by the local press. For example, compelling local stories appear in news services like The Atlantic Cities, Colorlines, Public News Service and Investigative News Network that are intended for their national readers […]

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Supporting Indie Filmmakers with Local Media Presence

The Breaking News Network supports the arts as part of our mission to serve the public good. Independent filmmakers are critical to the documentation of communities, but indie films are obscure because they generally lack national ad campaigns. When indies have theatrical runs across a number of cities, they lack media access to local news […]

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The Breaking News Network Supports Public Interest News Syndication

This is the first of many media network collaborations for The Breaking News Network. The Breaking News Network Partners with Public News Service to Support Local Syndication of Public Interest Articles The Breaking News Network (“TheBNN”) and Public News Service (“PNS”), a member-supported news service that advocates journalism in the public interest, today announced a […]

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The Journalism of Inclusion – Giving Youth Instant Local Media Access

At Journalism That Matters conference at the University of Denver this week, one of our missions was to support the journalism of inclusion: how to get more youth and minorities easy and instant access to media distribution. We believe journalism education’s role is to support the massive expansion of a citizen journalist class that will be […]

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Building a National Advocate Media Network with DoSomething.org

Here’s today’s press release on our media collaboration with DoSomething.org to develop their advocate network. (If you’re a DoSomething.org advocate, we invite you to register for our Media Amplification Program here) DoSomething.org, the largest organization for young people and social change in the US, and The Breaking News Network (“TheBNN”) today announced a media collaboration […]

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Local media, let us help promote your best content

The Breaking News Network advocates for the sustainability of local media. Yes, we’re local media ourselves because we pride ourselves in curating the most interesting media and blog feeds in each of the 400 cities we cover. However, we’re different because we’re non-commercial, we only want to share curated media with our communities and link […]

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Covering Local Politics Twitter Feeds in Real Time in 47 Cities

We’ve got local politics covered in 47 cities and adding more. Most of our politicians are on Twitter to broadcast information to their constituency  (NBC News says almost all of Congress are on Twitter) Every time the mayor, an elected official like a congressman or city council member, or any organization associated with the local […]

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Distributing the Lowly Flyer in Today’s Social Media Age

The lowly flyer may seem like a relic in the social media marketing age. Flyers need to be printed out, then hand delivered, posted, mailed or faxed. Their main purpose is to deliver time sensitive content to a targeted audience, almost always local and often in person. There’s a place for paper in this evolving […]

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Distributing the Lowly Flyer in Today’s Social Media Age

The lowly flyer may seem like a relic in the social media marketing age. Flyers need to be printed out, then hand delivered, posted, mailed or faxed. Their main purpose is to deliver time sensitive content to a targeted audience, almost always local and often in person. There’s a place for paper in this evolving […]

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