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How to make local/national journalism collaborations work

Tips for successful partnerships, plus an extensive look at the hurdles for local and national players and how to overcome them.

This is a five-part series covering how local and national organizations can work together. It includes:

  1. Three ways to think about partnerships;
  2. hurdles for local newsrooms (and how to overcome them);
  3. hurdles for national newsrooms (and how to overcome them);
  4. a case study focusing on a data initiative from The Marshall Project; and
  5. brass tacks on how to start collaborating right now.

Lessons here are focused on local/national relationships but are replicable for all types of collaborative journalism.