COVID-19 Local News Fund

At its core, journalism is an altruistic pursuit. If you believe your community and your audiences value the local journalism you do, believe it’s vital to a functioning democracy, and would be devastated if it were gone, it is important to level with them about needing help to get through the economic crisis brought on […]

COVID-19 Local News Fund: Application to participate

The coronavirus crisis has brought deep distress to local economies, and advertising along with them. Local news media organizations, many of them already financially challenged, must now fight just to keep operating, while continuing to provide important local news and information as a public service during this unprecedented crisis. Family-owned and independent news media, as […]

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Milestone: $1 million donated for local pandemic coverage via COVID-19 Local News Fund

Local Media Foundation reaches $1 million goal, partnering with more than 230 participating local news outlets across 39 states on an emergency response program to activate grassroots giving Local Media Foundation eclipsed $1 million in total donations to the COVID-19 Local News Fund on May 7, achieving its initial goal in just 40 days. The program is an […]

List of local media donation pages – COVID-19 Local News Fund

The COVID-19 Local News Fund is a program administered by the Local Media Foundation (LMF), a 501(c)(3) organization affiliated with the Local Media Association. The purpose of the program is to increase coverage of COVID-19 issues in local communities. Through the fund, independent and family-owned news organizations can accept tax-deductible community donations to support and […]

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Heartfelt comments from supporters of the COVID-19 Local News Fund

By Emilie Lutostanski • Director, Local News Resource Center The COVID-19 Local News Fund program enables local news organizations to fundraise for vital, educational and local reporting of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Since launching at the end of March, the fund program has enabled more than 231 local news organizations to sustain their coverage, with the support of […]