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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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
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.”
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.”
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.”
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? ”
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.
Cornell Law First Amendment Clinic
ED, Vance Center/Lawyers for Reporters
President, The Markup
Introducing The Tiny News Collective
Today we’re proud to announce a new effort to make the path to journalism entrepreneurship easier: The Tiny News Collective.
The Tiny News Collective: A new group of LION Members, coming soon
It’s too hard to start a local newsroom. The technology can be expensive and confusing; there hasn’t been a clear roadmap from launch to sustainability; and we know from our LION Publishers members that it can be a lonely, uphill climb.
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