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Kamaria Roberts, deputy director of local news transformation at the American Press Institute

Better News: Revisiting the best stories of 2022

From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Unapologetically ATL newsletter to the work of Nuestro Estado in covering the Spanish-speaking population in South Carolina, Better News has shared stories about newsrooms finding new audiences and growing sustainable revenue to better serve their communities.

Where else are you going to hear about how a 1-pound bag of coffee helped a legacy newspaper in New Hampshire grow its subscriber list?

In this special year-end episode, Better News podcast host Michael O’Connell talks to Kamaria Roberts, the deputy director of local news transformation at the American Press Institute. Roberts highlights the work API has done over the last year through its Better News Initiative and what may be in store for 2023.

The Better News podcast is a partnership between It’s All Journalism and the American Press Institute to a) showcase innovative/experimental ideas that emerge from the Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund and b) share replicable strategies and tactics that benefit the news industry as a whole. Sign up for the Better News newsletter to receive news about the latest resources, case studies, and insights. For more news about the It’s All Journalism podcast and future episodes of Better News, sign up for the weekly IAJ newsletter.

Allison Taylor-Levine

625. Community collaboration key to evolving local journalism

Allison Taylor Levine, CEO of Local Journalism Initiative, discusses how LJI’s Delaware Journalism Collaborative, which has brought more than 25 partners throughout the state together to report on polarization and possible solutions, strengthens local journalism in Delaware and our democracy.

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