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Fake Bylines Reveal Hidden Costs Of Local News

npr.org | Morning Edition | Posted 09.05.2012 | Media

Major newspapers in Chicago, Houston and San Francisco are among those this week that have acknowledged they published dozens of items in print or onl...

Community Newspapers: Relegated to the Scrap Heap of History?

Randy Turner | Posted 08.20.2012 | Media
Randy Turner

Newspapers no longer need publishers, copy editors, designers, production managers or advertising salespeople to be stationed at the newspaper. They can do their job from anywhere. You can even set up automated answering services so you don't have to deal with an actual customer.

WATCH: Local News Reporter Makes Mortifying Gaffe

Posted 05.16.2012 | Media

A local news reporter from ABC's Texoma station made an unfortunate gaffe on air. While waiting for the program to return from commercial break, t...

Will the Death of Traditional Journalism Permanently Change Philanthropy?

Kevin K. Murphy | Posted 06.06.2012 | Media
Kevin K. Murphy

Setting aside the silly notion that no newsroom decision was ever made while considering advertiser reaction, most of the old media types have no alternative ideas.

WATCH: Man Pulls Gun On Local News Team

Posted 03.23.2012 | Media

A local news team was met with a hostile and armed man when they were out investigating a story in Joyner, Ark. WREG's reporter April Thompson and ...

WATCH: Local Weather Reporter Flips Out

Posted 03.15.2012 | Media

This post has been updated. A local news weather reporter for ABC's KRDO Colorado got visibly frustrated during a pre-taped report on Wednesday and...

WATCH: Car Crash Occurs Behind WFLA Reporter

Posted 02.22.2012 | Media

Local television station WFLA's report on gas prices was taken to a new level on Wednesday, when two cars collided and spun out of control during a li...

High School Gay-Straight Alliance Takes On Mayor

| Posted 01.11.2012 | Home

Every week, HuffPost High School rounds up the best local news stories about high school students from across the country through our friends at Patch...

WATCH: Live News Intern Blooper

Posted 12.22.2011 | Comedy

KTLA 5's live local morning show turned a microphone mishap into a running joke this week after audio of an anchor asking their new intern Irene for a...

Next Nashville Stars...Facebook Changes...Cheerleading Champs

| Posted 12.21.2011 | Home

Every week, HuffPost High School rounds up the best local news stories about high school students from across the country through our friends at Patch...

WATCH: Greatest Reporter Send Off Ever

Posted 11.17.2011 | Comedy

Joyce Evans may currently be an anchor and reporter for Philadelphia's Fox 29, but back in the 80's she was working at Miami's Channel 6 News and cove...

WATCH: Coon Skin Cap Guy Gives Awesome Eye Witness Report

Posted 11.14.2011 | Comedy

Carter Johnson may be no Antoine Dodson, but he's definitely got him beat in terms of headwear. When a Florida man robbed a credit union and lost cont...

Intriguing New Facts About Our Love For Local News

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 11.26.2011 | Media

The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism released a study on Monday with some intriguing new facts about how people rely on loca...

WATCH: Local Reporter Makes 'Yo Mama' Joke On Air

Posted 11.08.2011 | Comedy

Nowadays you hear a lot of people saying TV news isn't what it used to be -- that everyone is too focused on whether or not the anchors are sexy and n...

WATCH: Spider-Man vs. Hurricane Irene

Posted 10.29.2011 | Comedy

ABC affiliate WVEC-TV in Norfolk, VA got a surprise drop-in during their Hurricane Irene reporting over the weekend. A surfer dressed as Spider-Man tu...

WATCH: The Only Hurricane Preparation Most Of Us Needed

Posted 10.28.2011 | Comedy

As residents of the northeast and New England are waking up to a lot of nothing from Hurricane Irene, we can't help but look at our taped windows, can...

WATCH: News Anchors Losing It On Air

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 10.19.2011 | Media

Anderson Cooper made headlines when he lost it on his Wednesday show, breaking out into a fit of giggles over pee-related jokes. The CNN anchor was mo...

Digital Guru Gets A Promotion

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 10.15.2011 | Media

The Journal Register Company has appointed digital news veteran Jim Brady as editor-in-chief. His appointment marks the latest development in the ...

WATCH: Why Guns & Local News Don't Mix

Posted 10.03.2011 | Comedy

Guns don't kill people, but they sure do murder a local news report. There's nothing about this local news fail that we don't love. From the "Now? ...

Time to Get Your Clark Kent On?

John Shore | Posted 09.05.2011 | Media
John Shore

In some very real ways, citizen journalists are the only journalists left. Nobody cares about local politics like local citizens. Nobody can. The adage is true for a reason; all politics is local.

Why Do Some Local TV Stations Have Political Beat Reporters When Most Don't?

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.04.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If you watch local TV news in different cities around the country, and I'm not suggesting you do so, you see that a small number of stations have political beat reporters, but most do not.

Stokols Becoming the Face of Political Journalism on Local TV News

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.31.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

What Fox 31 is doing, dedicating a reporter to the political beat and airing stories most nights, is turning heads because it's just not done much anywhere by local TV news, much less in Denver.

WATCH: News Anchor Makes BIG NSFW Mistake (VIDEO)

Posted 08.10.2011 | Media

Holly Pietrzak, a news anchor for WDBJ-News7 in Roanoke, Va., made an unfortunate blooper this week that a few years ago would probably have gone tota...

PICTURE: How To Handle A Deer Crossing Problem

Posted 07.31.2011 | Comedy

You know what, man? Ever since they put that Deer Crossing sign in, the neighborhood's been out of control. Deer all over the place. Crossing. Not cro...

5 Secrets of Successful Hyperlocal News/Lifestyle Sites

Rick Robinson | Posted 05.27.2011 | Technology
Rick Robinson

Reduce the radius. Leave it to others to focus on the region, the county, the township. Instead focus on the neighborhood, the subdivision, the cul-de-sac.