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Local News Matters

Highlighting the innovative work of local newsrooms and the crucial questions they face.

Innovation. Business models. Community listening. Authenticity. Diversity and inclusion. Digital evolution. Tech stacks. Ad products. Audience growth. Healthy newsroom cultures. Journalism with impact.

Listen to leading doers and thinkers in local news—from small rural and ethnic publications to large ecosystem builders and funders—address these topics and more on the Local News Matters podcast.

Hosted by Tim Regan-Porter, CEO of the Colorado Press Association, Local News Matters features extended conversations covering a wide range of topics. Tim talks to reporters, editors, publishers, startup founders, sales leaders, philanthropists and more – anyone doing new or exemplary work or proffering thought-provoking insights is fair game.

Whether you’re a newsroom leader, a sales executive or just a citizen who cares deeply about informed communities, you’ll find something here worth your time.

If you know of local newsrooms are doing innovative work or  interesting thinkers & doers in local news, please let us know via the feedback link in the menu.

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Past episodes

LNM 24- URL Media
Collaborative paths to sustainability for ethnic media with URL Media’s Sara Lomax and S. Mitra Kalita (LNM Episode 24)

Collaborative paths to sustainability for ethnic media with URL Media’s Sara Lomax and S. Mitra Kalita (LNM Episode 24)

In this candid discussion, Sara Lomax and S. Mitra Kalita, co-founders of URL Media, delve into the network's mission to support and empower independent media serving Black and Brown communities. Now in its fourth year, URL Media aims to address the gaps and...

LNM 21 - AJP
Building business capacity and rigor in nonprofit newsrooms with American Journalism Project’s Sarabeth Berman (LNM Episode 21)

Building business capacity and rigor in nonprofit newsrooms with American Journalism Project’s Sarabeth Berman (LNM Episode 21)

Sarabeth Berman, CEO of the American Journalism Project, discusses the organization's approach to helping nonprofit news organizations build strong, sustainable businesses. She shares insights from her unique vantage point, having come from outside the world of...

LNM 20 - IJN
Reflecting on Intermountain Jewish News' 110 Years of Impact with Rabbi Hillel Goldberg and Shana Goldberg (LNM Episode 20)

Reflecting on Intermountain Jewish News' 110 Years of Impact with Rabbi Hillel Goldberg and Shana Goldberg (LNM Episode 20)

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg and Shana Goldberg reflect on the legacy of the Intermountain Jewish News (IJN) as it marks its 110th year. They delve into IJN's dedication to unbiased journalism, its profound impact on the Jewish community, and the evolving landscape of...