Local Media Association has named the nine news organizations that will participate in its Advanced Fundraising Lab, launching in September. These nine newsrooms have distinguished themselves by their combination of prior success at fundraising and their track record of journalism on behalf of the communities they serve.
- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
- Miami Herald
- Record-Journal (Meriden, Connecticut)
- The Post and Courier (Charleston, South Carolina)
- The Seattle Times
- Tampa Bay Times
- The Texas Tribune
- The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (U.K.)
- The Times-Picayune | The Advocate (Louisiana)
The advanced lab will build on the lessons and success of 36 newsrooms that completed the LMA Lab for Journalism Funding, raising collectively more than $10 million since September 2020 to fund local journalism projects. LMA published a free 42-page industry report, Pathways to Philanthropy, to capture and share these learnings. The Lab for Journalism Funding and the new Advanced Fundraising Lab is free to participating publishers thanks to continued support from Google News Initiative.