Who We Represent

The organizations in this coalition represent more than 3,000 locally-owned and nonprofit, community-based newsrooms who every day deliver coverage to millions of Americans in communities across the United States.

Coalition Members

The Coalition acts as a forum for groups interested in the health of local news to discuss and advocate for public policy. Here is the Steering Committee. Each group decides for itself, on a case by case basis, whether to endorse a particular policy proposal. Coalition members that endorsed our grand plan and the Local Journalism Sustainability Act include:

  • National Newspaper Association
  • Institute for Nonprofit News
  • National Newspaper Publishers Association
  • The NewsGuild-CWA
  • Local Independent Online News
  • National Association of Hispanic Publications
  • Association of Alternative Newsmedia
  • Institute for Rural Journalism
  • American Journalism Project
  • Solutions Journalism Network
  • Local Media Consortium
  • Report for America / The GroundTruth Project
  • PEN America
  • The Lenfest Institute for Journalism
  • National Federation of Community Broadcasters
  • Wisconsin Newspaper Association
  • Kansas Press Association
  • Arizona Press Association
  • New York News Publishers Association
  • Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association
  • Mississippi Press Association
  • West Virginia Press Association
  • Colorado Press Association
  • Maine Press Association
  • Wyoming Press Association
  • Chalkbeat
  • Black Voice News
  • Afro-American Newspapers
  • Ohio Center for Journalism
  • Tucson Sentinel
  • Record-Journal

The Institute for Nonprofit News (partial list, local news members)

The following are some of the newsrooms represented by the Institute of Nonprofit News. We have removed some newsrooms that do not engage in advocacy on public policy, including efforts to help local news.

  • Adirondack Explorer
  • Alabama Initiative for Independent Journalism
  • Alhambra Source
  • Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Arkansas Nonprofit News
  • Aspen Journalism
  • Austin Bulldog
  • Auston Monitor
  • Connecticut Health and Investigative Team
  • Crosscut
  • The CT Mirror
  • Daily Yonder
  • DCist
  • Delaware Currents
  • East Lansing Info
  • ecoRi News
  • Ed Source
  • Madison 365
  • Maryland Matters
  • MarylandReporter.com
  • Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
  • MinnPost
  • Mission Local
  • Mississippi Today
  • Rocky Mountain PBS
  • Sahan Journal
  • San Francisco Public Press
  • San Jose Spotlight
  • Searchlight New Mexico
  • South Dakota News Watch
  • South Side Weekly
  • Southerly
  • Spotlight PA

National Newspaper Publishers Association

The following are some of the newsrooms represented by the National Newspaper Publishers Association. We have removed some newsrooms that do not engage in advocacy on public policy, including efforts to help local news.

  • A King Size View
  • African News Digest
  • African-American News and Issues – Dallas
  • African-American News and Issues – Houston
  • African-American News and Issues – San Antonio
  • Afro American Times
  • Afro-American – Baltimore
  • Afro-American – Washington
  • Alexandria News Weekly
  • Arizona Informant
  • Atlanta Daily World
  • Atlanta Inquirer
  • Atlanta Tribune the Magazine
  • Atlanta Voice
  • Bakersfield News Observer
  • Birmingham Times
  • Black Voice News
  • Buffalo Criterion
  • Call & Post – Cleveland
  • Call & Post – Columbus
  • Capital Outlook
  • Carolina Peacemaker
  • Challenge Group
  • Chatham-Southeast Citizen
  • Chicago Crusader
  • Chicago Defender
  • Chicago Standard Chicago Weekend
  • Columbus Times
  • Community Times
  • CrossRoadsNews
  • Dallas Examiner
  • Dallas Post Tribune
  • Data News Weekly
  • Dayton Defender
  • Daytona Times
  • Denver Weekly News
  • East St. Louis Monitor
  • East Texas Review
  • Final Call
  • Florida Courier
  • Florida Sentinel Bulletin
  • Florida Star
  • Florida Sun
  • Frost Illustrated
  • Garland Journal
  • Gary Crusader
  • Grand Rapids Times
  • Greater Diversity News
  • Greene County Democrat
  • Harlem News Group
  • Houston Defender
  • Houston Forward Times
  • Houston Style Magazine
  • Hudson Valley Press
  • Hyde Park Citizen
  • Indiana Herald
  • Indianapolis Recorder
  • Inglewood Today
  • Inner-City Newspaper
  • Insight News
  • Jackson Advocate
  • Jacksonville Free Press
  • Jersey City Daily Challenge
  • Kansas City Call
  • L.A. Focus Newspaper
  • L.A. Watts Times
  • La Vida News – The Black Voice – Fort Worth NOKOA, the Observer
  • Los Angeles Sentinel
  • Louisiana Weekly
  • Louisville Defender
  • Macon Courier
  • Memphis Silver Star News
  • Metro Courier
  • Metro Home Maker
  • Michigan Chronicle
  • Michigan Citizen
  • Michigan Front Page
  • Milwaukee Community Journal
  • Milwaukee Courier
  • Milwaukee Times Weekly
  • Minneapolis Spokesman Reporter
  • Mississippi Link
  • Mobile Beacon-Citizen
  • Muslim Journal
  • Nashville Pride
  • New American of New York
  • New Jersey City News
  • New Journal & Guide
  • New Orleans Tribune
  • New Pittsburgh Courier
  • New York Amsterdam News
  • New York Beacon
  • New York Carib News
  • New York Daily Challenge
  • North Dallas Gazette
  • Oakland Post – Alameda
  • Omaha Star
  • Orlando Advocate
  • Our Weekly
  • Pasadena San Gabriel Valley – Latino Journal
  • Pensacola Voice
  • Politic365
  • Portland Observer
  • Portland Skanner
  • Precinct Reporter
  • Richmond Free Press
  • Sacramento Observer
  • San Antonio Observer
  • San Bernardino American News
  • San Diego Voice & Viewpoint
  • San Francisco Sun Reporter
  • Savannah Herald
  • Savannah Tribune
  • Seattle Medium
  • Seattle Skanner
  • Shreveport Sun
  • South Carolina Black News
  • South End Citizen
  • South Florida Times
  • South Jersey Journal
  • South Suburban Standard
  • Southwest Digest
  • Southwest Georgian – Albany
  • Speakin’ Out News
  • St. Louis American
  • St. Louis Metro Sentinel
  • Tacoma True Citizen
  • Telegram News, The Ecrose
  • Texas Metro News
  • The Baltimore Times
  • The Black Chronicle
  • The Buckeye Review
  • The California Advocate
  • The Carolina Times
  • The Carolinian
  • The Charleston Chronicle
  • The Charlotte Post
  • The Christian Recorder
  • The Cincinnati Herald
  • The Communicator News
  • The County News
  • The Courier Eco Latino
  • The Dallas Weekly
  • The Houston Sun
  • The Legacy Newspaper
  • The Madison Times Weekly
  • The Miami Times
  • The Philadelphia Observer
  • The Philadelphia Tribune
  • The Reporter – Akron
  • The Tennessee Tribune
  • The Times Weekly
  • The Triangle Tribune
  • The Tulsa Oklahoma Eagle
  • The Villager
  • The Weekly Challenger
  • Toledo Journal
  • Tri-County Sentry
  • Tri-State Defender
  • Walls Communications
  • The Washington Informer
  • Wave Community Newspapers
  • Westchester County Press
  • Westside Gazette
  • Wilmington Journal
  • Windy City Word
  • Winston-Salem Chronicle

Local Independent Online News (Partial List)

The following are some of the newsrooms represented by Local Independent Online News. We have removed some newsrooms that do not engage in advocacy on public policy, including efforts to help local news.

  • Magnolia Reporter
  • Coachella Valley Independent
  • Escondido Grapevine
  • Lake County News
  • Long Beach Post
  • Detroit Detour
  • Valley News Now
  • Treasure Coast News
  • Mainstreet Daily News Gainesville
  • Decaturish
  • Cobb County Courier
  • Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle
  • The Lansing Journal
  • Shawnee Mission Post
  • Ohio County Monitor
  • Bayou Brief
  • The Bedford Citizen
  • East Lansing Info
  • Farmington Voice
  • Deep South Voice
  • New Burn Now
  • Omaha Reader
  • Redbank Green
  • Tapinto Westfield
  • Grant County Beat
  • Carson Now
  • The Batavian
  • Roosevelt Islander Online
  • Watershed Post
  • Bushwick Daily
  • Peekskill Herald 2.0
  • The River Newsroom
  • The Devil Stip
  • Oklahoma City Free Press
  • Luther Register
  • Gales Creek Journal
  • Levittown Now
  • Sanatoga Post
  • Franklin County Free Press
  • Tube City Almanac
  • NorthcentralPA
  • Sioux Falls Business
  • Rutherford Source
  • Brentwood Home Page
  • Oak Ridge Today
  • Rio Grande Guardian
  • What’s Up Prince William
  • Chester Telegraph
  • My Edmonds News
  • Racine County Eye
  • The Oshkosh Examiner
  • Oil City News
  • Sweetwater Now
  • County 10

National Association of Hispanic Publishers (Partial List)

The following are some of the newsrooms represented by the National Association of Hispanic Publishers. We have removed some newsrooms that do not engage in advocacy on public policy, including efforts to help local news.

  • El Clasificado
  • El Latino
  • El Sol
  • Hoy en Delaware
  • La Noticia Charlotte
  • La Oferta (San Jose)
  • La Prensa de Houston
  • Latino Lubbock Magazine
  • Life Affairs (Las Vegas)
  • Negocios Now (Chicago)
  • Celebrando Latinas Magazine
  • El Aviso Magazine

Association of Alternative Newsmedia

The following are some of the newsrooms represented by the Association of Alternative Newsmedia. We have removed some newsrooms that do not engage in advocacy on public policy, including efforts to help local news.

  • Arkansas Times
  • Aurora Sentinel
  • Austin Chronicle
  • Boise Weekly
  • Boulder Weekly
  • C-VILLE Weekly
  • Charleston City Paper
  • Chicago Reader
  • Chico News & Review
  • Chronogram
  • Cincinnati CityBeat
  • CITY [Rochester]
  • City Pulse [Lansing]
  • Cleveland Scene
  • Coachella Valley Independent
  • Colorado Springs Independent
  • Columbia Free Times
  • Creative Loafing
  • TampaDaily
  • Memphian
  • Dallas Observer
  • Dig Boston
  • East Bay Express
  • Erie Reader
  • Eugene Weekly
  • Flagpole Magazine
  • Folio Weekly
  • Gambit
  • Houston Press
  • Illinois Times
  • Indy Week
  • Inland 360
  • Inlander
  • Isthmus
  • Jackson Free Press
  • Lagniappe
  • Las Vegas Weekly
  • LEO Weekly
  • Little Village
  • Maui Time
  • Memphis Flyer
  • Metro
  • Silicon Valley
  • Metro Times [Detroit]
  • Miami New Times
  • Montana Press
  • Monterey County Weekly
  • Mountain Xpress
  • Nashville Scene
  • New Times [San Luis Obispo]
  • News Station
  • NorthBay
  • Bohemian
  • NorthCoast Journal
  • Orlando Weekly
  • Pacific Sun
  • Palo Alto Weekly
  • Phoenix New Times
  • Pittsburgh City Paper
  • Pittsburgh Current
  • Queen City Nerve
  • Random Lengths News
  • Reno News & Review
  • Riverfront Times
  • Sacramento News & Review
  • Salt Lake City Weekly
  • San Antonio Current
  • San Diego Reader
  • Santa Barbara Independent
  • Santa Cruz Good Times
  • Santa Fe Reporter
  • Seven Days
  • Shepherd Express
  • Source Weekly [Bend, OR]
  • Style Weekly
  • The Coast [Halifax]
  • The Pitch [Kansas City]
  • The Reader [Omaha]
  • Toledo City Paper
  • Triad City Beat
  • Tucson Weekly
  • Volume One
  • Washington City Paper
  • Wausau City Pages
  • Weekly Alibi
  • Westword
  • Willamette Week
  • Worcester mag
  • YES! Weekly

American Journalism Project

The following are some of the newsrooms represented by the American Journalism Project. We have removed some newsrooms that do not engage in advocacy on public policy, including efforts to help local news.

  • Centro del Periodismo Investigativo
  • City Bureau
  • Cityside
  • The Connecticut Mirror
  • inewsource
  • Mississippi Today
  • MLK50
  • Mountain State Spotlight
  • NOISE
  • Underscore
  • WyoFile
  • Vt Digger