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 Accelerate Local initiatives.

These important industry projects are under way:

  • 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.
  • Digital Transformation Lab for Publishers of Color: Funded through donations to Accelerate Local. Pilot partners: The Atlanta Voice, The Dallas Weekly, New York Amsterdam News, Houston Defender and The Washington Informer.
  • NewsFuel: With $300,000 in funding from the GNI Innovation Challenge, NewsFuel is a platform that connects funding entities with news organizations seeking grants for journalism projects, and aims to fund 1,000 journalism jobs in three years.

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