Innovation & Solutions

At the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media’s Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media, our mission is to help local news organizations retool for the digital age. We continuously hear from publishers that achieving long-term sustainability requires a fundamental mindset shift, and new types of resources to help them succeed.

Project Oasis consists of three parts: A database that maps the current landscape of digital native local news publishers in the U.S. and Canada, a research report chronicling the digital media field as of late 2021 and a playbook to help publishers grow.

There's a growing movement that seeks to strengthen the journalism and documentary skills of community members in order to better meet that community's information needs. What are the models out there that are working?

Do you have any suggestions on local news solutions?

Book some time with the CISLM team for brainstorming, questions on resources and more.

Other local news solutions & resources from our peers