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.
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.”
Interim Executive Director, Tiny News Collective
“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.”
Executive Editor, Semafor
“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.”
Director of Technology, Tiny News Collective
“It's an honor to support talented, dedicated founders who are amplifying voices with their local news organizations. Seeing their impact highlights the broader need to equitably scale these efforts to more communities. I'm excited to grow TNC's technology to make this happen.”
Pilar de Haro
Support Engineer, Tiny News Collective
“I’m excited to be a part of the Tiny News Collective that is helping support and sustain local news organizations who are serving communities that have been historically underserved by the news industry.”
Finance Manager, Tiny News Collective
“I’m drawn to getting ‘into the weeds’ of fiscal storytelling and health for collectively owned and operated spaces! I’ve seen the positive impact that behind-the-scenes infrastructure and systems building can have on the strength of member based programs and projects, and it’s an honor to be trusted with that work within TNC.”
Software Engineer, Tiny News Collective
“Excited to to use my skills to improve access to truthful and empowering local information, one Tiny News publisher at a time.”
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.”
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.”
Collaborations Editor, MuckRock
“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.”
Principal Software Engineer, Washington Post
“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.”
Friends and Alumni
Product Lead, News Catalyst
Jo Ellen Green Kaiser
Coach, Tiny News Collective
Director of Teaching and Learning, LION Publishers
Deputy Director, LION Publishers
Lead Developer, News Catalyst
Temple University students Brooke Beyer, Colin Evans, Emma Goldhaber, Madison Karas, Moumita Paladhi, Mara Tannenbaum, Ian Walker, Amelia Winger, Ryan Hankins and Nate Willison contributed to this project.
Cornell Law First Amendment Clinic
ED, Vance Center/Lawyers for Reporters
President, The Markup
The Tiny News Collective is a collaborative project.
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