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More than 50 local newsrooms with just one or two full-time employees made more than $100,000 in annual revenue in 2021.
“This community has largely dealt with news organizations that parachute in and write stories on education without speaking to parents, or they write stories about crime without speaking to residents. “
At least half of the new newsrooms will be “based in communities that are unserved or underserved, run by founders who have historically been shut out.”
Lookout doesn’t want its local news sites to be a supplement or alternative to the local daily. They aim to be the news source of record in their communities, outgunning their shrunken newsprint rivals from Day 1.
“Journalists are natural skeptics, except when it comes to their own idea about their business plan.”
“If you’re looking for someone who has managed a local news organization through a global pandemic, you’re not going to find one. As an industry, we’ve weathered a lot, but this is all new.”
“I think the interesting challenge is figuring out how to balance investment in the organizations that are producing the quality journalism today with those organizations who might be emerging and able to produce several years in the future.”
“The daily newspaper reporter might say, ‘You’re a community journalist, that’s so cute.’ But the fact is we’re professional and have our own organization.”
“Things that were on the fires-and-car-accident side of things would get a lot of pageviews, but didn’t seem to have lasting impact on the way that people live their lives around here.”
Though local news will be a focus, this program won’t be exclusively for local news publishers.