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We help lifetime journalists, committed organizers, and individuals looking to support their area start newsrooms with impact. We believe people who care should have a say in informing their community.

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We support founders meeting information needs in communities unserved, underserved or historically harmed by legacy media.

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News organizations should be representative of their communities: people of color, women, gender-diverse individuals, and those without formal journalism training should be a part of their community's story.

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Our founders know their communities best and always have the final say in what's right for their newsroom.

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Tiny News Collective to expand with the hire of a membership director

We are pleased to announce that the Tiny News Collective is hiring a membership director to help lead our mission critical member-driven work.

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Patrick J. McGovern Foundation funds local news metrics program with Tiny News Collective

The Tiny News Collective is grateful to announce that the Collective has received $250,000 from the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation to support building a metrics initiative to serve local news publishers in 2024.

Tiny News Collective’s Next Chapter: New Leadership, Major Funding Boost

A Note from Kara Meyberg Guzman, Board Chair Since 2020, the Tiny News Collective’s board and staff have worked to build the organization from an idea and set of experiments to a fully fledged nonprofit that is ready to scale.  With the hire of Amy L. Kovac-Ashley as our

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Starting a news organization can feel like an insider’s game. We’re here to help founders break through historic barriers to entry.

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Our network provides new founders with the support they need to build a newsroom that serves their community.

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We reduce the cost of starting and growing a business to make it easier to get started, and our support allows founders to focus on building their newsroom.

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Our technology resources means you have everything you need to quickly get up and publishing through web and newsletters, experiment with different revenue models and focus on the metrics that help you make informed decisions.

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We work with expert partners across the field of journalism to get founders up and running and to develop the critical skills they need to build with confidence.

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Michigan

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