Industry Collaboration

Industry collaboration is one of our four strategic pillars.

Here are recent articles about our collaboratives and work in the industry to support news media collaboration.

Better together: How science partnerships enhance local climate reporting

The challenges facing local news organizations are well documented, from revenue disruption and staffing cuts to debunking misinformation, all exacerbated by the pandemic. Those challenges can be even greater when it comes to reporting on climate change because of the need to get the science right, and the constant pull of breaking news. One way […]

LMA Covering Climate Collaborative awarded GNI funding to build story-sharing platform

Local Media Association has been awarded $200,000 in funding from the Google News Initiative to pilot and develop story-sharing technology for the LMA Covering Climate Collaborative. LMA will partner with Distributed Media Lab to develop and curate story sharing tools that can be used by the 23 local newsrooms in the climate collaborative to expand […]

Promised Land story-sharing subject surpasses 200 stories … and counting

Oklahoma Media Center news organizations have published 234 Promised Land stories covering the statewide collaborative’s shared topic: documenting ramifications of a landmark Supreme Court ruling last year. OMC collaborators unanimously decided last spring to cover how the McGirt v. Oklahoma decision affects both tribal and non-Indigenous residents in the state. In 2020, the court decided […]

Word In Black

Word in Black has a banner week

Ripples began to emerge in early September from the launch of Word In Black, a collaborative of 10 of the nation’s leading Black publishers, managed by Local Media Association. Last year, after the murder of George Floyd and America’s reckoning on race, we launched the Fund for Black Journalism, which became the seed for Word […]

From ‘watchdog’ to ‘guide dog’: How Covering Climate Collaborative engages audiences with solutions reporting

It’s been a bad-news summer for climate change. From the “code red for humanity” headline from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report to a summer filled with heat waves, drought, wildfires, hurricanes, and flooding, the effects of climate change are here, now and local. But research shows audiences may disengage from news — from […]

‘Code red for humanity’: Newsrooms in LMA Covering Climate Collaborative localize IPCC climate report

In August, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest report on the state of our planet’s climate. The report, compiled by a team of more than 200 scientists, was summarized by U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres as a “code red for humanity.” The findings are “a reality check,” said Valérie Masson-Delmotte, a climate scientist […]


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