A project of Democracy Fund
The Local News Lab has been archived as of March 1, 2023. This page will remain online but will not be updated. More info.

Tools and Resources

We’ll be creating new templates, tools and resources for local journalists to use and adapt for their newsrooms and communities. But there are also a number of important resources that we rely on regularly or have shaped our thinking about these issues.

Be sure to explore the great resources from our partners:

  • NJ News Commons – New Jersey focused links to open records laws, small business resources, legal aid, professional organizations and more.
  • Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism – see in particular their in-depth templates for various local news business models, complete with sample business place and budgets.

Community Engagement

Measuring Impact

Building a News Business