Our mission

We help communities build newsrooms. 

We provide the tools, resources and commonwealth of knowledge to help people build sustainable news organizations that reflect and serve their communities.

We support voices historically excluded from media and media ownership.

Our vision

A world where everyone can participate in creating relevant, accurate and culturally conscious local news and information is one where everyone can more fully engage in civic life, make more informed decisions, and better understand the world around them.

Our Team

Anika Anand

Anika Anand

Deputy Director, LION Publishers

The Tiny News Collective has the potential to ensure more underrepresented and overlooked voices are heard by empowering news entrepreneurs who may not have the access to tools, training and networks to launch a local news business.

Jillian Bauer-Reese

Jillian Bauer-Reese

Co-Founder, Kensington Voice

I'm part of the Tiny News Collective because I believe journalism's future begins with anti-oppression, and Tiny News is working to build a more socially-just news ecosystem.

Heather Bryant

Heather Bryant

Deputy Director, News Catalyst

I’m glad to be a part of the Tiny News Collective’s comprehensive approach to tools, training, and community because building and sustaining a local news organization is a complex and ongoing process and we need an ecosystem of support that will empower a broader, more diverse generation of news ownership.

Gina Chua

Gina Chua

Global Managing Editor, Operations, Reuters

The Tiny News Collective tackles two huge problems in journalism - underrepresented voices and viewpoints in news, and the complexity of starting and running a news organization. Addressing those two challenges can reshape the media landscape from the ground up.

Tyler Fisher

Tyler Fisher

Deputy Director, News Catalyst

I’m excited to build a platform that works for the tiniest of news orgs and for a collective that centers equity in media ownership.

Jacqui Lough

Jacqui Lough

Lead Developer, News Catalyst

I'm part of the Tiny News Collective because I believe that local news from a diverse set of voices is fundamental to a functioning free society. I'm thrilled to help build the tools necessary for supporting these new media businesses.

Chris Krewson

Chris Krewson

Executive Director, LION Publishers

I am helping with the Tiny News Collective because we have a chance to build a new generation of news organizations representative of the communities they serve, and I’m proud to welcome them into the world.

Mariko Lochridge

Mariko Lochridge

Product Manager, Tiny News Collective

I am so excited to be part of supporting historically disadvantaged communities in creating sustainable hyperlocal media outlets. Now, more than ever, our most vulnerable populations are in need of information sources that are delivered by the community, for the community in a timely and accessible manner.

Kara Meyberg Guzman

Kara Meyberg Guzman

Co-Founder, Santa Cruz Local

I support the Tiny News Collective because I want to make it easier for others like me — women, people of color, young people, and those with nontraditional journalism backgrounds — to enter this industry and build successful companies.

Jessica Morrison

Jessica Morrison

Product Lead, News Catalyst

Tiny news orgs have a big opportunity to serve the information needs of their communities, and I’m excited to support innovation in local news.

André Natta

André Natta

Principal, Urban Conversations

There's a need now more than ever to help amplify the voices of underrepresented communities large and small. I'm excited to provide long-needed support for tiny news organizations, particularly those led by people of color, as they navigate the process of getting started and not throwing away their shot.

Aron Pilhofer

Aron Pilhofer

Director, News Catalyst

Communities deserve to have access to quality news and information -- now more than ever. I believe The Tiny News Collective will help solve this growing problem, and do so at scale. What could be more important than this?

Lillian Ruiz

Lillian Ruiz

Founder, Ci-X Strategies

Now, more than ever, news entrepreneurship that reflects the cultural makeup of society is so important. I’m excited to work with the TNC to build turnkey solutions that democratize news and storytelling.

Temple University students Moumita Paladhi and Ian Walker contributed to this project.

Our Advisers

Jennifer Brandel

Jennifer Brandel

Founder, Hearken
Adam Huttler

Adam Huttler

CEO, Monkeypod
Ava Lubell

Ava Lubell

Cornell Law First Amendment Clinic
Alexander Papachristou

Alexander Papachristou

ED, Vance Center/Lawyers for Reporters
Nabiha Syed

Nabiha Syed

President, The Markup

Our Partners

The Tiny News Collective is a collaborative project.

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