Community Journalism

Ninety-six percent of the newspapers in North Carolina are what Jock Lauterer, professor of journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, calls “community newspapers.” Their circulation is less than 50,000; they operate with limited budgets and small staffs; and they face a range of challenges and rewards unknown to larger papers. Host Frank Stasio talks with Jock Lauterer about the new edition of his book, “Community Journalism: Relentlessly Local” (University of North Carolina Press/2006), and about how journalists stay objective when they report on their own neighborhoods. Listener Call-in. (32:00)

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