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Advancing a new era in local news: a call to action | Medium

By Jennifer Preston
November 5, 2019

A new era in the local news landscape is emerging. On Monday, the Salt Lake Tribune announced a historic IRS ruling, allowing their 149-year-old newspaper to convert into a local news nonprofit. Just last week, the Akron Devil Strip broke new ground by transitioning into the nation’s first local community news cooperative. And NewsMatch, the matching gifts program, launched for the fourth year to support a record-breaking number of nonpartisan, independent nonprofit news organizations around the country. These new models are groundbreaking, transformative, and creating pathways for a future of local journalism produced in the public interest and sustained by their communities.

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Source: Advancing a new era in local news: a call to action | Medium

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