All local media companies are invited to apply to join the fourth cohort of the LMA Lab for Journalism Funding to learn how to develop reporting projects that can be funded through philanthropy.

Applications are open and will be accepted until April 23. Up to 20 media companies will be invited to participate in the six-month program that will run from May through October 2023.

The LMA Lab for Journalism Funding is made possible with continuing support from the Google News Initiative, it has helped 70 news organizations raise more than $17 million to support local journalism since 2020. Newsrooms in the new cohort will learn best practices documented in LMA’s industry report Pathways to Philanthropy.

Learn more and apply