News Impact Project

News Impact Project

News impacts your life. Empower a more informed society.

Welcome to the News Impact Project, proudly showcasing the valuable work of journalists and newsrooms in local communities! The resources found here, including an Index of Impactful News and a print and digital Tool Kit for news publishers, provide compelling evidence of the critical need for continued local news coverage by quality journalists.

Access the Index and Tool Kit below and consider supporting your local news publishers through subscribing or making a donation, or simply sharing their good work with fellow members of your community, friends and family members.

Index of Impactful News

News is how we navigate our lives, whether it’s a new movie theater opening down the street, excessive spending of city officials, or a road maintenance project that will affect our daily commute. The stories contained in this database demonstrate the importance of and critical need for quality local journalism in order to ensure strong, informed communities. Access the index in two forms below: 1) A comprehensive listing of all stories in the index with links and 2) Featured stories on our blog that provide more insight and detail into how the stories came to be.

"Subscribe to Your Local Newspaper" Ad

The News Impact Project has produced an ad to run in your print and digital publications to encourage readers to subscribe to their local newspaper (yours!) Ask your readers to show their support by subscribing to your local newspaper. We have a full-color print ad (full- and quarter-page) and a digital cube ad for your use. The print ad can be customized to include your newspaper logo and contact information to purchase a subscription.

Tool Kit for News Publishers

The Tool Kit demonstrates the unique and important role local news publishers play in informing and engaging community members on important local issues. There is a clear call to action: In order for local news publishers to continue to reinvest in quality journalism, they need support from their readers.

Share this print and digital resource with government and community leaders and teachers to reinforce the civic role journalism plays in their home communities. Click on the button below to access the Tool Kit components and begin spreading the word (member login required).

Social Media Graphics

Inspired by the News Impact Project Tool Kit, news publishers can use these visually engaging, shareable graphics on their social media channels to highlight the critical importance and value of local news publishers, and encourage readers to support their local newspaper through subscribing.

Click below to access and download the social media graphics (member login required).

 

Often is it through receiving the everyday efforts of local journalists and newsroom staff to produce and deliver the news that we begin to realize the importance of local news in our daily lives.

Use the News Impact Project Logo

Download the News Impact Project logo and include it in posts of impactful stories on your own website!

Send Us Your Stories

If you are a journalist, editor or other newsroom member with an impactful story to share, click below for more information on the the News Impact Project and to submit your story for inclusion in the encyclopedia of impactful stories.

Learn More

Please contact Alliance Reporter, Trends & Insights Jennifer Peters with questions or for more information.

∼ The information we get from our local news is what allows us to
engage in our communities and with our neighbors. ∼

LATEST ARTICLES

Browse our impactful stories featured as part of the News Impact Project here.


Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Local News Impact
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Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Local News Impact

As we mark the first anniversary of the News Impact Project, we wanted to have some fun. And what better way to mark this occasion than with a quiz all about the impact of local news! … Read More
News Impact Project Celebrates First Anniversary
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News Impact Project Celebrates First Anniversary

Today, the News Impact Project celebrates its one-year anniversary. Thanks to this program, we’ve highlighted hundreds of news stories from our members and other local news publishers showcasing the amazing impact local news has on their communities … Read More
Ad: Subscribe to Your Local Newspaper
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Ad: Subscribe to Your Local Newspaper

The News Media Alliance, as part of our News Impact Project, has produced an ad to run in your publications to promote subscribing to their local newspaper (yours!) … Read More
Give a Subscription to Your Local Newspaper Ad: News Impact Project
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Give a Subscription to Your Local Newspaper Ad: News Impact Project

The News Media Alliance, as part of our News Impact Project, has produced an ad to run in your publications this holiday season to promote giving a gift subscription to your news publication … Read More
News Impact Project: Impactful Election Stories
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News Impact Project: Impactful Election Stories

Election news coverage is often considered horse-race coverage, but news outlets across the country have focused on something far more impactful in 2020 — how Americans are being affected by changes to voting procedure amidst the ongoing public health crisis, as well as what voters need to know to ensure … Read More
News Impact Project Tool Kit - Social Media Graphics
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News Impact Project Tool Kit – Social Media Graphics

Inspired by the News Impact Project Tool Kit, news publishers can use these graphics on their social media channels to encourage support for local news … Read More

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