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 […]
When we last visited The Local Reporter – our “relentlessly local” non-profit newspaper with very close ties to an organization with a PAC – they were saying farewell to their fourth editor in three years. He served just under three months in the role. It’s been a little over a month since that shakeup, and […]
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 […]
We have been critical in the past of The Local Reporter’s unorthodox approach to reporting, but are nevertheless taken aback by the paper’s decision to run this editorial.
The Local Reporter is about to appoint a fourth editor. There have been many examples of non-disclosure over the paper’s existence.
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 […]