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6 emerging themes from the Philadelphia Innovation Mission by Mariah Craddick, product manager for audience at McClatchy

This blog post is one of several written by attendees of the Philadelphia Innovation Mission, Oct. 16-18, 2019, which focused on consumer revenue and digital transformation. We asked recipients of the Google News Initiative Innovation Mission scholarships to provide insight into their experience. Mariah Craddick, product manager for audience at McClatchy, found six emerging trends worth […]

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What to know about innovation and experimentation at The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Philadelphia Inquirer finds itself in a very interesting position, unlike any other newspaper company in the industry. Let us count the ways: • It’s one of just a few major metropolitan newspapers operating as a for-profit entity owned by a non-profit organization. • The Lenfest Institute drives an incredible amount of innovation for The […]

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The data-driven newsroom: Using metrics tools to grow readership and subscriptions revenue

The insights shared below are the product of a special masters session of the GNI Subscriptions Lab, where we invite expert practitioners from among the ten participants, or from other organizations, to speak on a key important topic relevant to subscriptions success.  Data has become a key tool in newsrooms to inform what content drives […]

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Highlights, tweets and tidbits from the Philadelphia Innovation Mission

LMA’s Innovation Mission — focused on consumer revenue and digital transformation — is under way in Philadelphia this week. We will post highlights, photos, social media comments and other tidbits from the sessions right here during the mission. And you can follow along with the attendees and their visits to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Lenfest, Beasley […]

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3 data challenges hindering local media revenue growth and how GNI Data Lab participants are working to overcome them

The GNI Data Lab — a partnership of Local Media Association, the Google News Initiative and Deloitte Consulting that enables news organizations to transform their businesses through strategic data use — kicked into high gear in recent weeks, hitting two major milestones. First, each of the six participating media companies received a data maturity assessment from […]

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5 scholarships available for Philadelphia Innovation Mission

5 scholarships available for Philadelphia Innovation Mission Three-day trip focuses on consumer revenue strategies and digital transformation Five scholarships are now available for the upcoming Innovation Mission on Oct. 16-18 for media executives of color. Thanks to the Google News Initiative for providing this fantastic opportunity. “As we strive to become a more inclusive organization, these […]

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New York Amsterdam News participates in aggressive six-month Accelerate Local pilot to transform digital revenue

In October, Local Media Association announced the creation of the Digital Transformation Lab for publishers of color. This is the first article in a series highlighting the participants, progress and outcomes of this first donor-funded project from Accelerate Local – committed to reinventing business models for news.  One of the oldest newspapers in the U.S. […]

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Accelerate Local announces Digital Transformation Lab for publishers of color

The Atlanta Voice, The Dallas Weekly, New York Amsterdam News, Houston Defender, The Washington Informer to be pilot partners; first stand-alone project for LMA accelerator (September 25, 2019) — Accelerate Local, designed to reinvent business models for news, today announced its first stand-alone project: a six-month digital transformation lab for African-American newspapers. The Atlanta Voice, […]

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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 […]

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Local Media Association launches Accelerate Local

New endeavor dedicated to reinventing business models for news; industry innovator Peter Newton joins as managing director Chicago, April 23, 2019– Local Media Association (LMA) today announced the launch of Accelerate Local – the largest initiative in LMA’s 48-year history – purpose-built to discover, develop and implement transformative business models that ensure a thriving future […]