The Relevance Project seeks to promote the importance of local journalism and its vital role in democracy. These resources are aimed at helping newspaper media recapture and bolster the message that it is the primary source of local news and information.
We Trust Newspapers
A sampling of research that documents the public trust in journalists who cover and live in the communities they serve.
You never know where support will show up. Download
We Get Results
A Texas publisher challenges naysayers. Download
Testimony reported by The Wall Street Journal. Download
This U.S. senator seeks federal help for local news. Download
Good Fight I
Open sources = flourishing democracy. Download
My Local Newspaper
Results from the National Newspaper Association‘s 2022 Survey make an excellent case for local newspapers’ trusted journalism. Our thanks to NNA for sharing this important research.
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When Local News Fails Digital Series
Provocative warnings from the media critic of The Washington Post whose 2020 book explains the challenges facing community newspapers.
The Election Season
Digital promos to help build awareness of newspapers’ scope in reaching voters
To read more about — or reference — the National Newspaper Association Survey used in these promotions, click here.
Advice for the Newsroom
Share these best practices captured in one-page handouts.
Strengthen stories with a structure selection.
Advice to stay out of grammar jail.
Consider this comeback to that reader response.
Clarity is a must in news writing.
Tips on how to probe studies and polls. Download