Local Journalism


From Statehouse to Newsroom: The Role Public Policy Can Play in Rebuilding Local News

Efforts in many states across the U.S. to advance legislation to counter the collapse of local news are on the rise. Learn about the various types of legislation being proposed...


State of Affairs: The Impact of State-Level Investigative Journalism

While some news organizations are pulling back on state-level journalism, these Collier Prize award-winning investigations demonstrate the impact of covering state government....


The Transformative Impact of BIPOC Media Collaborations: How to Build True Power and Sustainability for Black and Brown Communities

  • S. Mitra Kalita
  • Sara Lomax-Reese
  • Moderated by Karen Rundlet

Discover how URL Media partnerships wield transformative power, fostering genuine empowerment and lasting resilience within Black and Brown communities. Explore strategies for...

ONA22 Are You Really Covering Your Whole Community? (And Ways You Can Make Sure You Are)

Are You Really Covering Your Whole Community? (And Ways You Can Make Sure You Are)

  • Tim Wolff
  • Lynn Walsh
  • Apryl Pilolli

How much of your community is your newsroom really covering? This archived session from ONA22 explores how newsrooms can struggle with reaching sections of their communities and...

ONA22 Equity in Publishing: Black Publishers Session

Equity in Publishing: Black Publishers Session

  • Sara Lomax-Reese
  • Garry Pierre-Pierre
  • Andrew Ramsammy
  • Janis Ware

This archived session from ONA22 discusses the unique challenges that Black publishers face and identify ways to address them. Publishers from a wide array of outlets share their...

ONA22 First Amendment Clinic: Local News Edition

First Amendment Clinic: Local News Edition

  • Jeje Mohamed

Too often, reporters and local news outlets encounter barriers as they work to access information and hold power to account. In this archived session from ONA22, experts examine...

ONA22 Multiplatform Storytelling 101

Multiplatform Storytelling 101

  • Susan Carpenter
  • Erisa Nakano
  • Hailey Kunz
  • Moderated by Kate Cagle

How do you tell a story that hooks your audience no matter the platform? What are the best practices for translating your content from TV to social media to mobile and beyond?...


Local Journalism: Building a Business of Trust Through Collaboration For a Sustainable Model

  • Paul Cheung
  • Jim Vandehei

In this sampling of Knight Foundation’s Informed & Engaged show, we discuss models for successful approaches to local news and community-serving journalism. These two...


Bringing Local News Back: Leveraging Independent Content Creators to Help Irrigate News Deserts

  • Vincent Wu
  • Greg Vederman
  • Jamie Burton

Shifting reading habits, social media, and 24-hour cable news have created “news deserts” throughout the country, where local news no longer exists. News Break will be...