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    McClatchy adds regional editors to speed up innovation

    McClatchy announced Friday a change in the company's leadership structure with the goal of speeding up newsroom innovation.

    Starting in the Carolinas and California, McClatchy is adding two regional editor positions that can help the newsrooms in those areas transform together instead of one by one. (Disclosure: McClatchy is one of Poynter's funders.)

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    Its paper closed, one community bounced back — with a librarian in charge

    Mike Sullivan knew his new weekly newspaper in New Hampshire was taking off when he saw people waiting for it as he dropped off new editions on Tuesday afternoons at the general store and the local Dunkin Donuts.

    Those readers weren’t all waiting for the answers to last week’s crossword puzzle, either. “It’s a very odd thing; something I didn’t expect,” Sullivan says.

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    'Today In' is Facebook's latest experiment in connecting people to local news

    Facebook announced a new experiment in local news on Tuesday with "Today In."

    The feature, which brings together local news, updates and events, can be found in the drop-down menu on Facebook's mobile app in six cities: New Orleans; Little Rock, Arkansas; Billings, Montana; Peoria, Illinois; Olympia, Washington; and Binghamton, New York.

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    Near closing, this local site asked people to pay for their news. And they did.

    On the day of her deadline, the first day of the new year, Liena Zagare still wasn’t totally sure what to do next.

    On Dec. 6, the editor and publisher of Bklyner told readers that the 10-year-old hyperlocal site covering Brooklyn couldn’t make it on ads alone anymore.

    They needed 3,000 people (“less than 1% of our readers,” Zagare wrote) to become subscribers and pay $5 a month. It was one last try to save something she’d built and believed in.

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    He created a legendary academic journal, so can Jeff Kittay do the same for food?

    If you've ever wondered why cooks and line servers in cafeterias and commercial kitchens have to work with heads covered, you should. There's no evidence of anybody getting sick from eating a stray hair or two. So why wear them? Well, Jeff Kittay can tell you.

    In case you haven't heard of him, here's a little background:

    Kittay was a Yale academic when he devised a disarmingly simple if long-shot notion: Create an accessible and responsibly provocative magazine on the sprawling academic world. 

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    How can local and national work together better when big news breaks?

    Big news hit Texas a few times this year. At the end of August, it was a hurricane. In October, it was a mass shooting.

    KERA, Dallas’ public radio station, covered both. And with both, it worked with NPR. But the second time was pretty different from the first. 

    With Hurricane Harvey, people in the national and local newsrooms got to know each other. They learned whom to contact, how to communicate and what each could bring to the coverage.

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