Dan Kennedy and Ellen Clegg are working to save local journalism. Besides Dan writing his popular blog Media Nation, they are co-writing the book What Works: The Future of Local News and doing a podcast What Works about it along the way.
This week, they interviewed me (Nancy West) at InDepthNH.org for the podcast What Works . https://dankennedy.net/2022/11/03/nancy-west-talks-about-her-entrepreneurial-journey-and-the-state-of-journalism-in-n-h/
InDepthNH.org is a nonprofit news outlet that is published by the NH Center for Public Interest Journalism and we were thrilled to share what is working for us.
I wanted to share Dan and Ellen’s podcast with all of you and hope you will share it with all of your friends, especially during NewsMatch when your donations to InDepthNH.org will be doubled up to $1,000 until the end of the year.
Have a listening party to this wonderful podcast and send me pics. firstname.lastname@example.org. That’s how excited I am. Or even invite me. I’ll go anywhere by Zoom for anything to do with InDepthNH.org, which I founded seven years ago, and the future of local news. It’s my passion.
We are proud to share what we are learning through our NH News Sustainability Summit Project, which has included research, Zoom interviews with experts, and now focuses on recruiting businesses and philanthropists to help us build and support our business model. Check our annual report for more details.
We have already launched our obituary page and will soon launch our Pet Celebration page where folks can write about that most overlooked member of the family, their cat, dog, llama or ferret. In checking whether ferrets are in fact allowed in New Hampshire without a permit, I learned we can also keep bison, zebra and Asian water buffalo so I am expecting a truly fun new page that will also help pet rescue folks. Keep watching InDepthNH.org for more info.
Speaking with kindred spirits like Dan Kennedy from Northeastern University’s School of Journalism, and former Boston Globe Editor Ellen Clegg reminded me of the importance of the quote on their website: “Local journalism, the bedrock of democracy, is in crisis.”
And it doesn’t have to be. We can turn it around together. Thanks Ellen and Dan, and all of you folks who care about the future of local news. Please read us, share us and when you can, send money. Thanks Nancy West