2021 ANNUAL REPORT LETTER FROM OUR CO-FOUNDER AND CEO ELIZABETH HANSEN SHAPIRO

Updated: Jul 26


 

FEBRUARY 15 | 2022

 

LOCAL NEWS IS TOO VITAL TO VANISH


Community newspapers are key to thriving local electorates and local economies. Yet 3 million Americans now live in community news deserts.


A MOVEMENT TO REVITALIZE COMMUNITY NEWS IS UNDERWAY.


The National Trust for Local News is dedicated to revitalizing community newspapers and ensuring that local news stays in local hands.


WE HAVE A SOLUTION.


We believe local news can be transformed. By unlocking catalytic resources and building new governance structures, we are able to assess, acquire, transform, and transfer back community newspapers to local hands.


THANK YOU FOR BEING PART OF THIS MOVEMENT.


The genesis of National Trust for Local News was a series of concept papers published by our co-founders in October 2020. We officially launched with the purchase of Colorado Community Media on May 1, 2021. Our startup year of operation was, to put it simply, fantastic.


I am pleased to share the first Annual Report of the National Trust for Local News. Our progress was made possible only with your support, guidance and enthusiasm for our mission to Keep Local News in Local Hands.

 

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—Elizabeth Hansen Shapiro