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Media Growth Team
Eli Flournoy - MGP Co-founder and Managing Director, Impact Finance, Newsgathering & Communications.
Executive in Residence, Ohio University Social Enterprise Ecosystem and Social Return on Investment.
Former CNN International Newsource
David Clinch - MGP Co-founder and Managing Director, Business Development & MGP Network Partnerships.
VP Partnerships at Mather Economics. Former Storyful and CNN.
Katy Byron - MGP Co-Founder and Managing Director, Content, Programs & Audience Development.
Former Poynter Director, Managing Editor of Snapchat, CNN and CNBC.
MGP Implementation: Media Growth Partners manages programs designed to support cohorts of small news organizations as they implement their growth strategies and access the recurring shared services they need to thrive.
MGP Network: The Media Growth Partners Network is a vetted group of media tech companies and service providers supporting the news industry.
MGP Impact: Media Growth Partners is working with key industry and funding partners to develop a new framework to measure the full social and economic impact of local news. This #MGPImpact measurement process will provide quantitative and qualitative data to support funding decisions.
Local News Impact
Rebuild Local News Launches Ambitious New Drive for Public Policies to Help Save Local News
The Rebuild Local News Coalition, an alliance of local news organizations launched in 2020, has now become an independent nonprofit organization and plans a drive to advance a range of public policies to address the accelerating crisis in local news that threatens so many communities.
The loss of local journalism has been accompanied by the malignant spread of misinformation and disinformation, political polarization, eroding trust in media, and a yawning digital and economic divide among citizens. In communities without a credible source of local news, voter participation declines, corruption in both government and business increases, and local residents end up paying more in taxes and at checkout.