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KEEPING LOCAL NEWS

In Local Hands

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Local News Is 

TOO VITAL TO VANISH

Community newspapers are key to thriving societies, economies, and democracies.

Over 1,300 communities across the US no longer have local news coverage. One in five Americans are at risk of losing their local newspaper, and with it, the institution that binds them to their neighbors and reports on the people, places, and issues closest to their lives. Despite innovation in digital media, neither global platforms nor nascent start-ups are meeting these needs.

 

WE ARE REIMAGINING THE FUTURE OF LOCAL NEWS

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We are a nonprofit dedicated to keeping local news in

LOCAL  HANDS

Our mission is to create a future where local news thrives and people in every corner of this nation benefit from locally-controlled and community-grounded press.

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Our

APPROACH

We work with communities across the nation to catalyze the capital, new ownership structures, and business model transformations needed for established local and community news organizations to thrive and remain deeply grounded in their communities.

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The Roth Fitch Fund at the Chicago Community Foundation

The Heartland Fund