The Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media is an initiative of the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media to support existing and start-up news organizations through dissemination of applied research and the development of digital tools and solutions. The Center is funded by grants from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and UNC’s Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost.


Erica Perel, CISLM Director | [email protected]
Sarah Vassello, Program Coordinator | [email protected]


Katelyn Chedraoui

Maydha Devarajan

Halsey Ziglar