"Local NEWS, created by locals, delivered locally, and supported by local advertisers."
The Local NEWS Network has created a proprietary digital platform to produce and distribute local NEWS programming in small towns across the USA, those with limited or no access to local NEWS because their local TV, Radio, Newspaper, Magazine has been purchased and is running syndicated national news or has gone out of business.
The co-founders are Laurie Sigillito, a visionary entrepreneur who acquired a media company in 2013 and developed the LNN business model and Bert Carder, a serial entrepreneur with sales and software background who has founded 4 companies and sold 2. They are joined by Nathan Morris (CTO) who brings decades of experience building, deploying and managing technology in the News industry, and Deborah Uroda, an award winning journalist and co-developer of the LNN news format.
Local Newsrooms have been shrinking for two decades, creating "NEWS DESERTS” in 2,000 counties across the USA, due to advertising and classified revenues shifting to online and mobile channels. Locals now have limited or no access to quality local news that matters to the community, having devastating effects to these small towns.
There are 2,000 counties in USA with little or no local daily news reporting. We are target small towns with the following characteristics:
1) Have an urbanized population of at least 5,000, but less than 50,000
2) Have an economic strength rating of 250+ by policom.com
3) Have no daily newspaper outlet