Dr. Lara Salahi is an award-winning health journalist, author, and Distinguished Professor of Journalism at Endicott College in Beverly, Mass. She studies news-academic partnerships as a sustainable business model for local news. She and her co-researcher coined the term “news-academic partnerships,” which is now regularly used in scholarship that examines the collaborations between media outlets and academic institutions. She founded and oversees a news-academic partnership with the largest local news parent company north of Boston, and is expanding that model into a news service to cover stories for all local outlets in the region. She is a Faculty Champion with the University of Vermont’s Center for Community News, where she has received a grant to support this work.