It remains problematic that the entire board of The Local Reporter has close ties to CHALT, an organization with a PAC that recruits and runs candidates in local elections.
For hire: The Local Reporter is looking for another editor (Remote work ok)
Earlier this week, Andy Bechtel, who teaches journalism at UNC, tweeted that The Local Reporter was looking for a new part-time editor, noting that “someone who lives in the area would be ideal.” The non-profit local paper’s current editor — their fifth in just over four years — is based in Florida, more than 500 […]
This week in civic life: November 1-4 – Town council preview, The Local Reporter update, and a nighttime bike ride
Hello! What a week – there’s trick-or-treating, of course, but there’s also a full slate of civic meetings and activities to delight and inspire us all once again. Let ‘s dig in. Tuesday November 1 BOCC meeting We kick off the week with an Orange County Board of Commissioners Business Meeting 7:00 PM, Richard Whitted […]
Another shakeup at The Local Reporter
We have been following the ups and downs of The Local Reporter for quite some time now. The paper has churned through several editors during its almost-three-year existence, and has struggled with disclosing connections between its board, sources, funders, and CHALT, a local organization with a PAC that is heavily involved in local elections. Last […]
The Local Reporter, CHALT, and editorial integrity
The Local Reporter is about to appoint a fourth editor. There have been many examples of non-disclosure over the paper’s existence.
The Local Reporter, CHALT and the need for disclosure and transparency
Update: April 7 The Local Reporter, a non-profit news organization, launched in September 2019, touting itself as a way to plug Chapel Hill and Carrboro’s news deserts after several papers here closed over the past decade. An interview with its first editor – there have been three, and the paper’s currently looking for a fourth […]