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Local Media Association, Local Media Consortium, Google launch ‘Support Local News’ ad campaign

$15 million campaign encourages consumers, businesses and brands to subscribe, donate, advertise NEW YORK, June 9, 2020 – Local Media Association and the Local Media Consortium today announced the launch of a major ad campaign, “Support Local News,” in partnership with the Google News Initiative. Backed by $15 million in funding from Google, the campaign […]

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$5,000 Facebook Journalism Project Community Network Grants fund vital COVID-19 coverage, technology, journalism jobs, and more

By Emilie Lutostanski, Camryn Allen and Lindsey Leisher Estes • Local Media Association Early in the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the Facebook Journalism Project (FJP) awarded more than 400 local newsrooms in North America each $5,000 in FJP Community Network Grants to support their COVID-19 reporting. The payments, received in mid-April, helped fulfill a […]

Frank Mungeam

Chief Innovation Officer Frank Mungeam is Chief Innovation Officer for the Local Media Association, which works with over 3,000 local media brands (newspapers, TV stations, radio stations, digital news sites & more), as well as several hundred R&D partners in the industry. LMA’s mission is to help local media companies develop sustainable business models for […]

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Product, audience executive Penny Riordan joins LMA team to lead business strategy and partnerships

(February 12, 2021) — Penny Riordan, a well-respected product and audience development executive with experience in legacy and startup local media, will join Local Media Association full-time starting March 2 as director of business strategy and partnerships. In this new role, Riordan will oversee LMA and Local Media Foundation initiatives including LMA representation in Google’s current […]

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LMA hires newsroom innovator Frank Mungeam

He’ll serve as the organization’s chief innovation officer starting Sept. 8 (Aug. 20, 2020) — Frank Mungeam, Knight Professor of Practice in Newsroom Innovation at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will join the LMA team Sept. 8 as Chief Innovation Officer, reporting to CEO Nancy Lane. Mungeam brings to LMA a […]

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Industry leader Guy Tasaka takes on managing director role for LMA Tech Resource Center

Guy Tasaka, a digital executive and technology leader well known in the local media industry, starts this week as managing director of the new LMA Technology Resource Center, funded by Google News Initiative. The LMA Technology Resource Center will assist media organizations of all types and sizes with strategies and consulting aimed at improving selection, […]

LMA Fest 2022 Agenda

LMA Fest 2022 is a modern take on the former LMA Digital Revenue Summit. We’ll be taking over the Gleacher Center, home to the University of Chicago’s executive MBA program, in downtown Chicago for three days of meetings Aug. 16-18, focused on the growth of your business. Here’s what we’re planning: All times Central (Chicago […]

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LMA to launch Technology Resource Center for media industry, supported by Google News Initiative

Technology can be an accelerant or a roadblock on the path to sustainability and growth for local media organizations. To help them achieve the best possible outcomes from investments in enabling platforms, Local Media Association plans to launch a Technology Resource Center in early 2022, with support from Google News Initiative. The LMA Technology Resource […]

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Kirkpatrick Foundation awards grant to assist Oklahoma Media Center with data journalist

The Kirkpatrick Foundation has awarded a $20,000 grant to Local Media Foundation to assist the Oklahoma Media Center collaborative with a data journalist for its Promised Land project. In 2021, OMC chose the Promised Land subject to cover the affirmation of tribal sovereignty after the Supreme Court’s landmark McGirt v Oklahoma ruling last year. Kirkpatrick […]

Director of Sales, Marketing and Fundraising — Word In Black

Job title: Director of Sales, Marketing and Fundraising — Word In Black  Job type/level: Full-time, one-year employment contract, director/senior director level.  Reports to: The Director of Sales, Marketing and Fundraising reports to LMA’s Chief Content and Collaboration Officer.  Location: Anywhere. LMA is a virtual organization. You must have access to high-speed internet and attend daily […]