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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Our guiding principles...

Jeannette Andruss, founder of Spotlight Schools, hosting a pop-up newsroom at a community event. Spotlight Schools helps people better understand, navigate and participate in the TK-12 public school experience in Orange County.

A commitment to serving community needs

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

Nancy Flores, founder of Austin Vida. Austin Vida gathered feedback from Austinites about their information needs at a Mexican American Cultural Center’s Viva México celebration commemorating Mexican Independence Day.

Supporting marginalized voices

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.

Nora Hertel, founder of Project Optimist, attending a local Juneteenth celebration. The Optimist offers solutions journalism in service of greater Minnesota communities.

Agency for our members

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

The Latest from Tiny News Collective

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Wichita Info Challenge leads to three new TNC members

We’re excited to announce our newest Tiny News members out of Wichita, thanks to an innovative collaboration with the Wichita Foundation and its chief strategy officer Courtney Bengtson.

Tiny News Collective to expand with the hire of an operations director

Amy L. Kovac-Ashley We are pleased to announce that the Tiny News Collective is hiring an operations director to help us realize our organizational mission of building a more equitable future for journalism. Thanks to generous support from the Knight Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation and the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation,

Announcing TNC’s new membership director: Andrea Faye Hart

Hart will join the team on June 5 as the first ever membership director of TNC.

What we can do for you

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

A Network of Support

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

Lowering Barriers to Entry

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.

The Right Technology

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.

A Supportive Path to Entrepreneurship

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.

Are you the future of local news?

We're looking for people who share our mission and vision for a world where everyone has a role to play in creating relevant, accurate, and culturally-conscious local news and information.

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Meet our coalition

Learn more about our members

Project Optimist

Minnesota

the art rebellion

Michigan

Austin Vida

Austin, Texas

Future Tides

Seattle, Washington

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