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Agile methodology in the newsroom: Facebook Accelerator case study with Native News Online

Thirty news organizations from North America are currently participating in the Facebook Journalism Project’s Accelerator program, focused on reader revenue. Local Media Association staff joined and participated in the virtual workshops. The news organizations — half of which are owned or led by Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, or other people of color — were invited […]

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Solving for Chicago: How 20 local media partners will collaborate for coverage and sustainability

By Sam Cholke • Project Manager, Solving for Chicago The Local Media Association has launched Solving for Chicago, an ambitious new journalism collaborative that partners 20 newsrooms to cover topics critical to their communities. Thanks to support from the Google News Initiative and Solutions Journalism Network, the project will explore how cooperating can create impactful […]

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‘Black Press 3.0’: The digital transformation of The Atlanta Voice

How a second-generation publication is evolving into a multimedia production studio during a pandemic and social unrest In this case study, we explore how The Atlanta Voice is building on the momentum from the LMA’s Digital Transformation Lab, the first standalone project from Accelerate Local and designed to build strong, sustainable, and profitable digital futures […]

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How The Plug grew membership 15% by articulating value to its core audience

Thirty news organizations from North America recently participated in the Facebook Journalism Project’s Accelerator program, focused on reader revenue. Local Media Association staff joined and participated in the virtual workshops. The news organizations — half of which are owned or led by Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, or other people of color — were invited to […]

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‘Framework of innovation’ established by 3 news leaders drives growth, revenue success at 3 high-profile news operations

Local Media Association’s Digital Summit Week launched August 10-14 as a virtual event. This keynote discussion features three individuals honored in the LMA Digital Innovation Awards. Find more takeaways, video recordings, presentations, and insights from Digital Summit Week here.  By Joe Lanane • LMA Contributor Three digital-minded executives who were recently honored for driving innovative […]

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Two years after launching, Detour Detroit newsletter accelerates membership growth

This article is part of an LMA series on solutions and innovations at and for local media organizations, in which we explore the products, best practices, and strategy behind sustainable and thriving local journalism businesses.  By Joe Lanane • LMA Contributor Two years after launching Detour Detroit, the news operation’s slow-but-steady membership strategy is starting […]