Local Media Association and Local Media Foundation work to reinvent business models for news by focusing on our four strategic pillars:

Here are recent articles about our work in all four strategic pillars.

4 Collaborative Journalism Summit takeaways from LMA staff

The Collaborative Journalism Summit in Chicago May 19-20 gathered an array of media and academic leaders, journalists, and collaborators for lightning talks, workshops and participatory discussions. Conversations highlighted the challenges and opportunities associated with journalism collaboratives — including funding, structure, goal-setting, communication and much more. Industry collaboration is a core pillar at Local Media Association, […]

How surveys helped 5 newsrooms refine coverage and grow reader revenue

Twenty-nine news organizations from North America recently wrapped up the Meta 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 […]

Local Media Association launches Advanced Fundraising Lab

May 3, 2022 — Local Media Association is pleased to announce the launch of its Advanced Fundraising Lab, which will support a cohort of local news organizations as they turn early funding wins into a long-term, sustainable strategy for supporting essential journalism through philanthropy. The advanced lab will build on the lessons and success of […]

5 things we learned in the first year of the LMA Covering Climate Collaborative

It’s been one year since Local Media Association launched the Covering Climate Collaborative on Earth Day 2021. With the effects of climate change touching people’s lives ever more directly, this anniversary is an opportunity to reflect on what we’ve accomplished, what we’ve learned, and what more can be done. Here are five takeaways and lessons […]

Women making history: 10 trailblazing leaders in local media

As the local media industry continues to evolve, women are taking the lead in finding new ways to connect with communities and grow businesses. These 10 trailblazing leaders in local media are innovating across the country in digital, radio, television and print.

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