Executive Summary

Project Oasis is a collaboration between UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media, LION Publishers, Douglas K. Smith and the Google News Initiative to map and showcase the growing number of locally focused digital news publications in the U.S. and Canada and to share information about the choices they have made along their pathways to sustainability, as well as the most relevant research in this space. For more information about the criteria used in compiling this database and our research, please check the About us page.

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Publication Database

You can use the buttons below to see more information about locally focused digital news publications in the U.S. and Canada. There is a map-based view and a list-based view where you can filter by categories like tax status, editorial strategy, years in operation, and more.

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Research Report & Startups Playbook

After collecting data on more than 700 local independent news organizations, we published a report with key insights on this industry's growth and a guide for aspiring news entrepreneurs to launch their own publications.