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Built to last: Record-Journal creates Latino Communities Reporting Lab funded with philanthropy

By Frank Mungeam • LMA Chief Innovation Officer In the landmark business book Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies, authors James Collins and Jerry Porras identify core characteristics of organizations built to succeed over the long haul. These companies embrace purpose, not just profits; they set “big hairy audacious goals” (BHAG); they are […]

2022 Local Media Digital Innovation Award Winners

This contest recognizes the best in local digital media in 15 categories such as Best Local Website, Best Virtual Event, Best Branded Content Strategy and more. It is a highly competitive contest designed to recognize both large and small media companies for their outstanding and innovative work.  It is FREE for local media companies to […]

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LMA investment in BlueLena furthers mission to reinvent business models for news

(February 24, 2022) — To further its mission to help local media companies discover new and sustainable business models, Local Media Association has made a strategic investment in BlueLena, a service provider that helps media outlets develop successful subscription, membership and donation programs. LMA completed the transaction this week in tandem with Automattic, Inc., which […]

Job description: Managing Director, LMA Technology Resource Center

Title: Managing Director, LMA Technology Resource Center Local Media Association/Local Media Foundation Position details: Full-time employee, 2-year contract (renewal possible, contingent on funding). Location: Anywhere. LMA/LMF is a virtual organization. You need only reliable internet access and a commercial airport nearby for occasional travel, once conditions allow. Starts in January 2022. Reports to the LMA […]

Accelerate Local 2022

Once you have registered for the event, please use the links below to register for the individual sessions you would like to attend. You will receive an email from Zoom Webinar with your unique log-in information. Monday, May 2 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Ad Forecast 2032: Dramatic Changes Ahead If you think it’s been […]

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Report for America and Local Media Association announce partnership to advance newsroom sustainability

NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2022 — Report for America, Local Media Association and Meta Journalism Project today announced a new partnership to catalyze philanthropic and business model innovation for local newsrooms. Support from Meta Journalism Project will enable Report for America and LMA to offer 20 local newsrooms a six-month best practices course on philanthropy, […]

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New LMF board member Maple Walker Lloyd, from Block Club Chicago, shares thoughts on industry opportunities, challenges

Maple Walker Lloyd is director of development and community engagement for Block Club Chicago, where she works with subscribers, foundations and corporations to expand Block Club’s support base — including through grants, individual donations, advertising, merchandise, subscriptions, and all things fundraising. Block Club Chicago has a “freemium” business model, in which most content is free, […]

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LMA CEO Nancy Lane, industry leaders offer post-COVID predictions on E&P podcast

By Emilie Lutostanski • Director, Local News Resource Center LMA Chief Executive Officer Nancy Lane joined the Editor & Publisher Reports Vodcast with other industry leaders to share thoughts on what’s in store for local news publishers in a world permanently changed from a global pandemic. Publisher Mike Blinder moderated a conversation on philanthropic revenue […]

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Community impact report: Telling the story of the value of journalism

Journalists are experts in telling the stories of others. When it comes to telling the story of journalism and its value to the community, newsrooms might take a lesson from the nonprofit world. While journalists might naturally assume that people in their communities understand and recognize the value a local news outlet adds to civic […]