What We Do

Our Work

We are a civic media help desk that partners with people and organizations to assess community information needs, build capacity for nascent news and information projects, and develop resources for equitable media leaders.

Please read below to learn more about our research practice, consulting, and resources. And contact us if you have any questions.

Civic Media Resources

Information Ecosystem Assessments

An in-depth analysis and assessment led by the LPC team and guided by 40+ years of international experience in building healthy media environments in vulnerable communities.

With this tool, foundations, government agencies, community-based organizations, and media organizations can have a better understanding of their community’s information needs with implementable recommendations that can inform the launch of civic media projects, community engagement initiatives, and local funding priorities.

Read our case studies to learn more.

LPC Playbook: A startup course in civic media

A free, self-paced, digital learning course that guides people and organizations through launching their own civic media projects.  Click here to learn more and Enroll today

Power-Building Resources

LPC Partnership Program

A funder-supported cohort where equitable media leaders receive personalized support ranging from organizational set-up, editorial frameworks, platform/audience development, community engagement strategies, business development and much more.

By invitation-only, most projects in this portfolio were launched or expanded in part by findings from our Information Ecosystem Assessments and are leaders of nascent organizations with budgets under 25k.

Get to know our partners and support their work.

Equity-Driven Consulting

As consultants, we’ve worked with hundreds of individuals and organizations throughout the country on issues ranging from editorial and community engagement strategies, information needs assessments, business development, leadership coaching and more.

Our consulting fees are based on organizational budgets and we prioritize groups led-by and/or with a track record serving BIPOC/Immigrant communities.

All inquiries receive a free 30-minute intake call.