entrance to the pier at Pier Park in Panama City Beach, FL
Photo by Jody Claborn used under a creative commons license.

The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard and the Lenfest Institute brought together several dozen leaders from news organizations, platforms, and foundations in May to brainstorm ways to bolster innovation in local journalism sustainability. Diversifying revenue, building a culture of philanthropy, and seeding growth development were some of the conclusions in a report published by Lenfest. Attendees agreed that “direct reader revenue must be at the center of sustainable business models for local journalism,” citing News Revenue Hub as an example. (Nieman Lab)