About the Consortium

Welcome to the Local Media Consortium

When we launched in 2013, internally we referred to this as Consortium 2.0, some dot-com shorthand for how the organization has iterated — and a signal that it would continue to evolve. Externally, we adopted the name Local Media Consortium— and the URL LocalMediaConsortium.com — to reflect that the Consortium is a national, multi-platform partnership of local media outlets.

It took a heroic amount of work to bring the Local Media Consortium from concept to reality. Their focus has been, always, to leverage the Consortium’s scale to forge new partnerships, explore new development opportunities and allow members to work together to innovate. Major technology and media companies have taken notice. So are startups. So are media companies previously uninterested in joining the Consortium.

This is an exciting time. The Consortium continues to grow. The opportunities continue to build. The work we have done has paved a new path.


Rusty Coats
Executive Director

Our Mission

The Local Media Consortium, a strategic partnership of leading local media companies representing more than 1,600 daily newspapers and hundreds of major local broadcast outlets in the best markets in the nation.

The Local Media Consortium, founded in 2006 as The Newspaper Consortium, is focused on increasing member companies’ potential share of digital revenue and audience by pursuing new relationships with a variety of technology companies and service providers.

In a September 30, 2013 press release, we announced 32 member companies representing more than 800 local media outlets had agreed to join. Since then, the Local Media Consortium has grown substantially in membership (map), partnerships and influence.

LMC Fast Facts

4+ Billion Monthly Page Views

470+ Million (Aggregated) Monthly Unique Visitors

156 Billion Yearly Advertising Impressions

More Than 1,600 Daily Newspapers And Hundreds Of Broadcast Members – With More On The Way!