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LMA expands focus on journalism funded by philanthropy with hiring of Terese Kartholl

New business model will focus on community support for journalism and fiscal sponsorships (March 3, 2021) — Journalism funded by philanthropy is one of four key pillars in the 2020/2021 strategic plan for Local Media Association. Today LMA furthers its commitment to this emerging opportunity by hiring an experienced fundraiser to lead a new effort […]

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Facing their own COVID-19 crisis, local news outlets ask readers for support

By Matt DeRienzo • LMA Consultant  The COVID-19 pandemic is a once-in-a-century type of story, and gaps in local information and accountability journalism could have life and death consequences. Yet the local news organizations across the country doing this work face an immediate threat from the economic crisis that is accompanying the outbreak. Advertising and […]

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Former Tribune Media, Nexstar executive Steve Baron joins Local Media Association as Chief Strategy Officer

(8/13/2020) — Local Media Association is pleased to welcome broadcasting and digital media innovator Steve Baron to its leadership team as Chief Strategy Officer, reporting to CEO Nancy Lane. Baron comes to LMA with a rich history of working at the intersection of digital product, content, audience development and revenue. At Tribune Media, Baron built […]

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LMA to launch Center for Journalism Funding: 15 publishers to participate in a six-month lab

Journalism funded by philanthropy represents a burgeoning opportunity for many local media companies.  Yet the path to unlocking this potential stream of funding isn’t always easy to navigate or access. That’s why the Local Media Association is launching the Center for Journalism Funding, with financial support from the Google News Initiative The Center for Journalism […]

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LMA’s Impact in 2020: Saturday phone calls, resilience and entrepreneurship, by CEO Nancy Lane

Now available: LMA 2020 Impact Report. Over 700 media companies received $14.35 million in relief funds or to support journalism projects. When I left the LMA board meeting in Miami on March 11 last year, my five-hour drive home was unsettling to say the least. Our world was on the verge of shutting down. LMA’s […]

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Saturday phone calls, resilience and entrepreneurship – the story of 2020

LMA 2020 Impact Report – Now available. Over 700 media companies received $14.35 million in relief funds or to support journalism projects. By Nancy Lane • CEO, Local Media Association When I left the LMA board meeting in Miami on March 11 last year, my five-hour drive home was unsettling to say the least. Our […]