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April 15, 2020
Journalism is an essential service during the pandemic. We must fund it like one.
Nearly eight in ten Americans are following coronavirus news closely. And they’re getting more than just news.
May 27, 2020
4 ways funders can support local news in COVID-19
Funders have essential roles to play to ensure that our democracy and our communities are responsive to issues year-round.
May 21, 2020
How inewsource built its own matching campaign to respond to COVID-19
Board members and audience members can be outstanding ambassadors for your outlet.
May 18, 2020
5 lessons about sharing power in journalism collaborations
"Community really is rooted in showing up over and over and over again."…
May 13, 2020
Introducing the North Carolina Local News Workshop
Funding is critical to supporting quality, accessible local news and information, but is not sufficient to fully connect a resilient network.
May 5, 2020
How MLK50 is serving Memphis amidst COVID-19
"I think that’s a lesson for founders and funders: That a struggle story isn’t necessarily noble."…
May 4, 2020
Solicitar ahora para nuevas subvenciones para noticias locales en Carolina del Norte
Read in English Desde este momento Una respuesta al efecto de la COVID-19 en las necesidades de información de la comunidad de Carolina del Norte al apoyar a nuestro…
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Here at the Lab we are constantly experimenting with new models of collaboration, community engagement, and sustainability. To share what we are learning we created a set of lab reports that are packed with ideas and practical tools for local newsrooms.See all guides
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Focus Groups Guide
Conducting Focus Groups to Understand Local News Audiences By Jessica…Read the guide
Journalism Live: How News Events Foster Engagement and Expand Revenue…Read the guide
Newsletters as News Products: A Guide for Local Newsrooms…Read the guide
Lessons on Building Lasting Revenue and Relationships through Crowdfunding Campaigns…Read the guide