Our Mission

We support local and community-based media through research, programs and products that foster healthy, responsive and resilient news organizations.

Our Areas of Focus

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We work to ensure all people have the information they need to make decisions and thrive.

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We mentor journalism professionals toward integrating diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in every aspect of their work.

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We support news organizations as they build trusted relationships with their communities.

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We provide news organizations with the tools and resources they need to think creatively and achieve overall wellness.

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Special Editions

  • It’s been a busy year for us: we resumed our in-person summits, expanded our training portfolio, revised our look and messaging, and offered numerous grants, products and programs to journalists.

  • Take stock of your 2023 local election coverage — what worked well and what didn’t — to support your planning for 2024. We aim to help you take notes now to strengthen your engagement and audience work ahead of next November.

  • Why a 20-day, 20-action challenge? Because prioritizing the well-being of ourselves, our journalists, and by relation, our organizations takes deliberate steps toward healthy habits and self-awareness.

API Products & Programs

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Case studies and best practices to transform your news business

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Helping journalists and media leaders transform their local news businesses to better serve diverse communities

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Improving how newsrooms cover communities of color by assessing seven areas to reveal inequitable practices

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The best analytics tool for newsrooms that helps you align journalism metrics with your editorial values and business model

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An award-winning tool that tracks the diversity of sources in your news stories and helps you improve coverage