Ithaca Professor Allison Frisch Talks About Importance Of Local Community News

Historians often turn to this source when they begin researching the past. Unfortunately, this asset has been slowly disappearing. What is it, and what is being done to preserve it? Click the link below for this week’s episode of The State of Greater Western New York Report to see what happened and when it happened.

Allison Marie Frisch, Assistant Professor of Journalism at Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications, begins the first segment by relaying to the audience her career path as, first a local reporter, then editor until finally her current academic position. Along the way, she explains some of the misgivings of her students, the need to help local newspapers continue, and why it is important to build a sense of community through good reporting.

In the second half of the show, Frisch details how newspaper models are changing and how that might provide entrepreneurial opportunities to aspiring journalists (including people like her, who transitioned into reporting from her role as a stay-at-home mom. Finally, she details her research project and what it means to the Greater Western New York Region.

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