Local online news is coming of age. People who are passionate about news, information and community are rebuilding local journalism, block by block. We’ve developed a list of more than 100 promising local news sites. We’ve surveyed their operators to learn more about what they’ve learned and what they need to know.
Survey results and feedback from site operators shaped an agenda for action at the Block by Block summit. We brought together local site operators with news, revenue and technology experts to share what they’re learning, find out about resources for news sites, and collaborate on meeting the challenges are ahead. We hoped this by-invitation conference would enable online local news to make important connections that will inform and energize the important work they do.