Local Media Association Launches Advanced Fundraising Lab

The Local Media Association has introduced its Advanced Fundraising Lab, which will support a cohort of local news organizations as they turn early funding wins into a long-term, sustainable strategy for supporting essential journalism through philanthropy. The advanced lab will build on the lessons and success of 36 newsrooms that have been through two cohorts […]

Guy Tasaka Named Managing Director Of LMA Tech Resource Center

Graham Media Among 20 News Outlets Selected For LMA Lab For Journalism Funding

Andrew Ramsammy To Lead Content, Collaboration For LMA

Andrew Ramsammy, an award-winning executive with a background in radio, TV, digital, podcasting, theater and corporate communications, will become chief content and collaboration officer for Local Media Association effective Feb. 22. Ramsammy will guide two LMA and Local Media Foundation collaborative programs to start: Word in Black, in coordination with Nick Charles, its managing director; […]

Branded Content Project Announces Applications Open for BIPOC Publishers Bootcamp

The Branded Content Project, an initiative by Local Media Association, the Local Media Consortium and Facebook Journalism Project, today announced a call for entries from Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) publishers for its Branded Content Sales Bootcamp. The program will provide state-of-the-art sales training and consulting to help publishers develop successful and sustainable branded content offerings and related […]

Local Media Association, Crosstown and Facebook Journalism Project Announce Data Journalism Pilot Project


NTF 2020 | Local TV News’ Longer-Term Future Needs More Relevance And Inclusion

Executives from NBCU Owned Stations, CBS Television Stations, Graham Media, SmithGeiger and the Local Media Association envision a future for TV news in two years’ time that is more inclusive in its coverage and among its decision makers, holding on to the heightened sense of relevance it struck with viewers in the pandemic. “It’s incumbent on news departments not just to serve facts, but relevance, perspective and helpfulness,” said CBS’s David Friend at last week’s NewsTECHForum.


TVN Tech | AI Tools Bolster Case For Enabling Comments

Broadcasters have largely steered away from enabling audience commenting on their digital platforms, but emerging AI moderation tools and a business case for fostering engagement via comments may prompt some to reassess.

Fund For Black Journalism Will Support Black-Owned Media Outlets

LMA Hires Newsroom Innovator Frank Mungeam

The former Tegna executive will serve as the organization’s chief innovation officer starting Sept. 8.

Steve Baron Joins Local Media Association As Chief Strategy Officer

The Local Media Association today named broadcasting and digital media innovator Steve Baron chief strategy officer, reporting to CEO Nancy Lane. Baron comes to LMA with a rich history of working at the intersection of digital product, content, audience development and revenue. At Tribune Media, Baron built a network of local television websites into the […]

LMA Names News Innovators Of The Year

Jennifer Mitchell, from ABC Owned Television Stations, leads original nonlinear content production, while Daniel Alvarez, from NBCU Owned Television Stations, leads bilingual content initiatives.


TVN Executive Session | LMA: COVID-19 Opens A Window For Membership Prospects

The Local Media Association’s Jed Williams was working with a trio of TV stations on a pilot membership model when the coronavirus struck. He says the moment made clear TV broadcasters’ importance to their communities. It may also be an ideal moment to deepen the relationship with viewers with an endgame of new revenue streams when normalcy returns.

LMA Offering $1M Grants For Virus Coverage

The Local Media Association is partnering with the Facebook Journalism Project and Lenfest Institute for Journalism to offer a total of $1 million in grants to support US and Canadian local news organizations covering the coronavirus.

Local Media Association, Local Media Foundation Announce New Board Appointments

The Local Media Association announced the appointment of seven new directors to its board, while the Local Media Foundation announced two new board director appointments. All new appointments take effect immediately. New LMA and LMF board members come from a range of local media interests, including newspaper groups, public and for-profit broadcasters, local media digital […]


GM, GSM And Chief Innovation Officer Openings

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a general manager, a general sales manager and a chief innovation officer for Lockwood Broadcasting, News-Press & Gazette and the Local Media Association, respectively.

Local Media Orgs Form Beta Group

A broad mix of media companies are selected for a Facebook Journalism Project-funded program to test and expand branded content programs.

New Project Aims To Boost Local TV

Fox Television Stations, Meredith Corp. and WRAL/Capitol Broadcasting will serve as pilot media company partners with Accelerate Local to develop new modes of consumer engagement and revenue.

LMA, LMC Taking Applications For Branded Content Beta Testers

The Local Media Association and Local Media Consortium today announce a call for entries, inviting media organizations to apply to participate in a beta project designed to help local newsrooms develop successful and sustainable branded content offerings and related revenue streams. Twenty or more beta testers will be selected to receive grant money made possible […]

Local Media Organizations Release Magid White Paper On Branded Content

The Local Media Consortium and the Local Media Association today released the results from their second in a series of studies from the Branded Content Project to examine how the local media industry can help its advertisers understand, engage and benefit from branded content campaigns. The report, conducted by leading business strategy company Magid, finds […]

Julia Campbell To Lead Facebook-Funded Journalism Project

The Local Media Association and the Local Media Consortium, today announced that they have hired Julia Campbell as branded content project lead. This newly created position is possible thanks to a $1 million investment from the Facebook Journalism Project to help more than 2,000 local newsrooms across both the LMA and LMC membership better understand, develop and implement […]

LMA Creates Local News Resource Center

The move by the Local Media Association is in partnership with Facebook, Instagram and CrowdTangle.

Local Pubs Eye Agency Services For Growth

Nexstar grew its digital ad agency services by 38% to $62 million in Q1 2018, and other local publishers are increasingly bullish on the business according to a new Local Media Association survey. Almost one-third of its respondents said digital marketing services were their top growth opportunity, and two-thirds said that side of their business was profitable.

Pilot, Local Media Association Set Video Summit

Pilot, NAB’s innovation initiative, in partnership with the Local Media Association (LMA), will host The Video Summit: A Forum for Video Business Solutions on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at NAB headquarters in Washington. The event will explore new strategies for video as they relate to over-the-top providers, broadcast, social media and emerging content distribution platforms. “The rapid expansion […]

LMA Creates Chief Content Officer Post

Veteran editor and content executive David Arkin is tapped by the Local Media Association, which also announces three major new audience development initiatives.

Pilot, Local Media Assn. Set OTT Summit

The Jan. 23 event in Washington will examine logistics of incorporating over-the-top content into existing business models and how to successfully leverage the technology.

Local Media Association Adds Digital Expert

Veteran broadcasting/digital executive Jack Zavoral, joins the trade group to help members with digital transformation strategies and tactics.

Tasaka Named LMA’s Innovator Of The Year

Guy Tasaka, chief digital officer and VP at Calkins Media, has been honored as the Local Media Association’s Innovator of the Year, the organization said Friday. Tasaka has pioneered the role of OTT at the local media level, where he has also developed a robust digital video platform for Calkins’ newspapers and broadcast stations.

LMA Unveils Professional Development Center

The Local Media Association has launched a new Center for Professional Development that will offer affordable, high-quality training and certification, for local media sales professionals. The focus is on producing an immediate training and development ROI for local media organizations.

Six Tips for Boosting Audience With LinkedIn

Media outlets can post company pages that amplify their content, while employee and fan pages can add to the web of influence and brand building, said Yumi Wilson, who coached newspaper executives at the Local Media Association Innovation Conference in Philadelphia.

Borrell: Agency Services Key To New Growth

Most local media companies will choose not to offer digital agency services because investment in them dents profit margins, says Borrell Associates CEO Gordon Borrell, but companies that make the investment will find themselves generating significantly more revenue than their more staid competitors and will grab market share from declining yellow page and direct mail industries.