Mission: To educate and guide media companies through their digital transformation to better serve local communities.
The Local Media Foundation is the only organization of its kind that focuses its efforts exclusively on suburban and community newspapers and supports their role as the leading local information providers, now and in the future, by providing information to help them transform in a digital world; thus helping them preserve and enhance the essential role they play in their respective communities — to serve and promote an informed and participatory local citizenship.
The Local Media Foundation understands that community newspaper markets are unique and thus face different challenges and opportunities than their large metropolitan daily counterparts. That is why sponsoring specialized research and educational programs is critical in helping our segment of the industry continue to evolve as information needs and access methods change in local communities.
The Local Media Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable trust, is affiliated with Local Media Association, the largest suburban and community newspaper trade association in North America, representing over 2,000 newspapers with more than 22 million in circulation.
The Cause Is Personal...
For All of Us
The Local Media Foundation has officially kicked off its individual giving campaign. All donations are tax deductible, and will be used for timely research and educational programs to help suburban and community newspapers make the digital transition successfully.
We Need Your Help
Donations to the Local Media Foundation help offset the cost of research projects, analysis of best practices and development of educational materials and seminars. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. Please contact Nancy Lane, Local Media Association President, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (843) 390-1531 for information on specific donor programs.