Lessons Learned from the Journalism Crisis Project

From a CJR story by Lauren Harris headlined “Lessons Learned from the Journalism Crisis Project”:

WHEN I STARTED WRITING THIS NEWSLETTER IN THE SPRING OF 2020, it was with the intention of cataloging the financial disruptions in the media industry caused by the pandemic. As CJR and the Tow Center for digital journalism covered newsroom cutbacks, it became clear that though the pandemic was wreaking havoc on the industry, local newsrooms—having faced attrition for a decade—were least-prepared to weather the storm. Thus, over the next year and a half, this newsletter began to focus more specifically on the present realities facing local newsrooms, with an eye toward a better future.