Accelerate Local: Projects in the pipeline

Cracking the code to build a viable future for journalism will take far more than any one person or company can provide. Created by Local Media Association and backed by its deep partner network, Accelerate Local fuses the experience of local media with the ingenuity and strength of leading tech providers and entrepreneurs to reinvent business models that support a healthy local news ecosystem.

Project partners

Some of the partners involved in early Accelerate Local initiatives.

Three important industry projects are already under way at LMA that act on Accelerate Local’s mission:

  • The Branded Content Project: A $1 million program funded by the Facebook Journalism Project and in partnership with the Local Media Consortium. Alpha partners include: ABC Owned Television Stations, Dallas Morning News, Graham Media Group, McClatchy, Shaw Media, The Texas Tribune and WRAL.
  • GNI Digital Subscriptions Lab: Funded by the Google News Initiative and in partnership with FTI Consulting. Partners: El Nuevo Día (GFR Media), The Baltimore Sun (Tribune), The Buffalo News (Berkshire Hathaway), The Columbus Dispatch (GateHouse Media), The Houston Chronicle (Hearst), The Idaho Press (Adams Publishing Group), The Portland (Maine) Press Herald, The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.), The Southeast Missourian (Rust Communications), and The Toronto Star (Torstar). For more on the Subscriptions Lab, read Nancy Lane’s blog post.
  • GNI Data Lab: Funded by the Google News Initiative and in partnership with Deloitte. Partners: The Seattle Times, WFSB-TV (Meredith Corp.), The Philadelphia Inquirer, KPRC-TV (Graham Media Group), Louis Post-Dispatch (Lee Enterprises), and Tampa Bay Times. For more on the GNI Data Lab, read the announcement.

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