Amethyst J. Davis, Founder of the Harvey World Herald, a Black-owned, Gen Z and Millennial staffed hyperlocal newsroom serving Harvey, Illinois.

We make critical support more accessible to first-time founders

We provide operational support through shared resources and a growing community of learning to help first-time founders build sustainable news organizations that reflect the communities they serve.

A supportive, collaborative path to entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is a complicated and lonely road but you don’t have to travel it alone. Our services are designed to help you create and implement an entrepreneurship strategy that’s right for you. Our comprehensive resources help you develop critical skills like understanding and responding to the information needs of your audience, creating a basic business plan that you can build on over time, and defining success for your business along with setting goals and strategies to achieve it.

Speaker Kaitlyn Jakola presents to Tiny news collective members for a workshop on building an ethical internship program.

Live class sessions and workshops

We schedule guest speakers, trainers and presenters based on the input of our members to deliver training and guidance on the most relevant aspects of starting and managing your organizations.

TNC staff member Jason Tompkins, board member Aron Pilhofer, founder Amethyst Davis and TNC co-founder Tyler Fisher at the Chicago Media Party.

Founder events

We support and facilitate founder spaces including monthly founder-only calls as well as the freedom to create conversation spaces within our Slack community.

The Tiny News Collective Member portal where our members have access to past workshops, various documentation and resources to begin building their news organizations.

Comprehensive resource library

We maintain and constantly expand our resource library to ensure that you can access the very best of tools, playbooks, guides and materials across different aspects of building and managing your organization.

One-on-one and group support

Whether it's during our monthly collective call, our active slack community or through office hours with team members, we're here to make sure you are supported.

Lower costs and other barriers to entry

We reduce the cost of being a business owner by providing you with access to tools, services and guidance that helps you focus on the most important aspects of starting and growing an organization: your audience, your product and your revenue. The Collective offers the platform, training, legal assistance, back-office services and everything else for a fraction of what it would cost on the open market.

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Access to a network of professional services, peers and mentors

You'll be part of a network of peers and experts providing new founders the support they need to build a newsroom to serve their community. We partner with experts from across the field of journalism to prepare you to run a news organization.


The team behind TNC is here to provide guidance and support.


Our founder community is a supportive group of people who've shared your journey.


We regularly bring in guest experts to offer workshops and consulting to TNC members.


We partner with organizations such as LION to expand your access to support and resources.

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Technology that works for you

Tiny News founders have access to a complete and featureful tech stack that removes all the confusion, complexity and cost of designing your tech stack from scratch.

We expect founders to outgrow their need for our resources and support. In fact, it's how we define success.

Our goal isn't to create members for life, it's to be there when you need us most, for as long as you need us so that you can build the news organization that your community deserves. We support founders with resources, from the moment they decide to apply to the day they outgrow us. It's not just tools and services, it's community, guidance and training that reduces the time it takes to learn the skills of being a founder.

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