Sun Gazette acquires Fresno County paper

The following excerpt was sent out from Mineral King Publishing, parent company for The Sun-Gazette newspaper, inked a deal in mid-March that grew their business by three times and simultaneously expanded their reach into Fresno County. The purchase was effective as of May 1, but the deal has been a year in the making. […]

Maine Journalism Foundation forms to buy papers, save local journalism

The following excerpt was sent out A newly formed nonprofit group headed by a longtime Maine journalist wants to buy most of the newspapers in the state. Members of the group, Maine Journalism Foundation, said Monday they hope to buy Masthead Maine, which owns the Portland Press Herald, the state’s largest daily newspaper, and […]

Pennsylvania radio station join forces with LancasterOnline / LNP

The following excerpt was sent out from Two of central Pennsylvania’s largest media organizations are joining forces as WITF and LancasterOnline/LNP create a new model for local news and engagement. The Steinman family, which has helmed the Lancaster newspaper for nearly 158 years, is gifting nearly its entire operation to WITF, creating a single, […]

American Journalism Project to grant $3.25 million to three nonprofit local news outlets

The following excerpt was sent out: The American Journalism Project announced its first three new grants of 2023 to nonprofit news organizations that aim to reach new audiences and cover critical issues concerning communities in North Carolina, Fort Worth, Texas and Nebraska. This brings the American Journalism Project’s portfolio of grantees to 36 organizations and […]

ProPublica adds States Newsroom’s New Mexico to local reporting network

The following excerpt was sent out: ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network, an initiative to boost investigative journalism in local newsrooms, has announced that Source New Mexico, an affiliate of States Newsroom, and its reporter Patrick Lohmann were selected as one of five new newsrooms and journalists to join their investigative network. “We’re very proud to have Patrick and the Source […]

Texas’ News-Journal, Report for America partner to enhance local journalism

The following excerpt was sent out: Report for America has announced that the [Texas-based] Longview News-Journal is one of nearly 30 new host newsroom partners, while opening applications for dozens of new reporting and photojournalism corps positions — to include a wide variety of beats — across the United States and Puerto Rico. “Far too […]

Nonprofit newsroom Signal Cleveland debuts

Signal Cleveland — a new, nonprofit newsroom — has launched to fill the gap left by the gutting of the city’s hometown paper, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the nonprofit’s editor in chief Lila Mills told Axios. Signal Cleveland launched with $7.5 million in funding from a group of local philanthropies and journalism nonprofits, including the […]

Roush talks about the decline of local biz news coverage across the States

Veteran business journalist, author, dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University and founder of business journalism site Talking Biz News Christopher Roush talked about the drop in local business news coverage across America during an OPC book night on Oct. 11. An excerpt from the text reads: Roush, speaking to OPC Past President […]

Knight Foundation announces investment in local news support networks

The following excerpt was sent out: The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is recommitting its investment in local news support networks that are helping hundreds of publishers work toward stronger financial sustainability. Knight is announcing continuing support of more than $9 million over three years for the Institute for Nonprofit News (INN), Local […]

New York TV station opens bureau at Hofstra University

WABC-TV, an ABC-flagship TV station in New York, has opened its Long Island bureau at Hofstra University’s Lawrence Herbert School of Communication in the newsroom of the student-run radio station, WRHU-FM 88.7. The aim is to expand and enhance journalism experiences for the students. The bureau will feature a full-time reporter, with two production trucks housed […]