About Us


“We are intensely focused on helping local media companies discover new and sustainable business models.”


Local Media Association is a thriving and innovative association that serves more than 2,400 local media companies (newspapers, TV, radio, directories, pure plays, and more) as well as several hundred research & development partners in the industry. LMA assists local media companies with the digital transition via cutting-edge programs, conferences, webinars, research and training. Our motto is “Innovate | Educate | Inspire”

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Membership Overview

  • We invite newspapers, radio stations, TV stations, directories, pure plays to join our organization
  • Our members are the dominant source of local news in the markets they serve
  • Our foundation is bulit on over 2,400 traditional media outlets and their digital platforms owned by some of the leading media companies in North America
  • Local Media Association members strive to provide outstanding local news coverage along with exceptional, targeted advertising opportunities for local and major advertisers
  • Many award-winning media companies in America’s best markets
  • Members include some of the largest public and privately held media companies in North America such as:
    • The McClatchy Company
    • Black Press Ltd.
    • GateHouse Media, Inc.
    • Digital First Media
    • Metroland Media Group, Ltd.
    • Schurz Communications Inc.
    • Wick Communications Company
  • For a complete listing of members and our R&D members visit the Local Media Association Members Directory.