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The decline of local news is disturbing, but the prospects for emerging solutions are encouraging. This essay series helps newsrooms answer, “What now?”
URL Media’s Co-Founder & CEO questions the definition of “local news” and synthesizes recommendations for how outlets can meet the needs of audiences.
The 19th*’s Co-Founder & Publisher discusses the harms of polarization, the struggles of local news, and how outlets can help bridge communal divides.
Lenfest Institute’s Executive Director & CEO explores how nonprofit and for-profit news can learn from one another and blend their approaches to funding.
National Trust for Local News’ CEO & Co-Founder argues for an ecosystem approach to local journalism and advises making use of available tools.
MIT Center for Constructive Communication’s Director explains how local news can leverage its “trust capital” and emerging technology to promote listening.