The Community Information Cooperative works with people to design and sustain publicly funded, community-led media.



Local news models aren’t meeting our information needs.

Communities suffer when local news disappears. And because of economic and technological trends, local news is disappearing in more and more place. As a result, people are lacking the news and information they need to sustain healthy local democracies and economies.


Local news and information is a public good.

Communities can meet their own local news and information needs by publicly funding media that promotes civic engagement and helps people stay informed about what’s going on in their community.

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To fuel democracy, media must be democratic.

Democratically designing and funding local media projects creates opportunities for people to engage their neighbors and work together to design solutions that meet their needs. This