The Beacon plans for regional growth in 2021 (News Release | The Beacon)

American Journalism Project Announces New Nonprofit Newsroom Grantees, New Funding Partners (American Journalism Project)

The News and Information Fund at WCF invests $100,000 in development of a regional nonprofit network (Wichita Community Foundation)

New Kansas City Newsroom on the Runway: ‘Start-ups Tend to Help Each Other’ (Northwestern | Medill Local News Initiative)

Can nonprofit news fill the local journalism void in Kansas? (KLC Journal)

Civic-focused news operation The Beacon establishes itself quickly in Kansas City (Local Media Association)

Facebook group inspires informational resources in The Beacon’s newly launched COVID-19 help desk (Local Media Association)

Journalist Launches The Beacon, a New Nonprofit Startup in Kansas City (Editor & Publisher)

Local journalism helps tell the full story (The New York Times)

Supporting 34 local news projects across North America (Google News Initiative)

Meet the winners of the 2020 LION Awards (Local Independent Online News Publishers)

Announcing the first round of grantees for the Trusted Elections Network Fund (American Press Institute)

T-Squared: Welcoming our first-ever RevLab cohort (The Texas Tribune)

Covering the coronavirus is like covering a natural disaster, but ‘everyone is going through it’ (Poynter)

How 13 local news publishers have responded to the Black Lives Matter demonstrations (Poynter)

400 Local Newsrooms Receive Grants to Support Coronavirus Work (Facebook Journalism Project)

Newspack launches first U.S. site; 34 more pilots selected (Newspack)

Meet the 2020 LION Awards Finalists (Local Independent Online News Publishers)

Report for America will place 250 journalists into 163 newsrooms in 46 states plus Puerto Rico and D.C. (Report for America)

Digital Start-ups: Great Local News Hope or Disappointment? (Northwestern | Medill Local News Initiative)

KC coders developing government accountability tool for newsrooms, public (Startland News)

ONA announces cohort for the 2020 Women’s Leadership Accelerator (Online News Association)

Beacons of hope emerging in Kansas journalism (KLC Journal)