By Sam Cholke • Project Manager, Solving for Chicago
The Local Media Association has launched Solving for Chicago, an ambitious new journalism collaborative that partners 20 newsrooms to cover topics critical to their communities. Thanks to support from the Google News Initiative and Solutions Journalism Network, the project will explore how cooperating can create impactful journalism that improves communities as well as strengthens the financial health of the participating newsrooms.
“Solutions Journalism Network’s Local Media Project is committed to strengthening the local media ecosystem by building sustainable, long term collaboratives that embrace solutions journalism,” said Liza Gross, vice president of practice change, Solutions Journalism Network. “We are delighted to partner with the Local Media Association, an organization that shares our vision for an informed and engaged community served by robust news organizations.”
This is the first in a series of papers on the lessons being learned through the work of that collaborative.