Types of local news events to consider (plus 17 practical lessons)Josh Stearns, Democracy Fund’s Local News Lab,
This report provides a variety of lessons learned and helpful tips on how to approach and build out events as part of a news organization’s offerings. Its “17 Lessons for Running Local News Events” offers pragmatic advice in an easy-to-reference way. Its “8 Categories of News Events” provides a particularly useful typology for news organizations to more carefully consider what type of events they may want to consider. Its sample budget provides a helpful template for newsrooms as well. And readers can find some additional examples of events from newsrooms, and stories about news events, in the appendix.