Deadline: Nov. 10, 2011: AIR's Localore

Oct 14, 2011 9:54 am
THURSDAY, NOV 10, 2011

Since our September 15th launch, more than 2000 unique visitors have checked out the Localore Station Runway and details for how to get aboard this new initiative. We'll bring more than $1 million in CPB funding to support 10 station-based producer-led teams that help stations "go outside" of their walls and traditional reporting routines to tell untold stories across multiple platforms.

If you'd like to be one one of our lead Localore producers, you must submit proposals for project ideas at by the November 10th deadline. By that same deadline, stations hoping to serve as Localore incubators must produce 3-5 minutes of media to upload to our Station Runway, where we're showcasing the creative culture and aspirations of potential incubators. (Note:  the sooner you get your media up, the more eyeballs you'll attract.) Up to 30 lead producers and incubator stations will be selected by December 2nd and invited to submit a second-round proposal. Final teams will be announced by late January, and projects will begin launching in March.

Want to learn more?
• Read our FAQ and Guidelines.
• Watch the project's launch video.
• Check out coverage of Localore in Current, the Nieman Journalism Lab, and MediaShift.
• Watch our recent project webinar, produced in conjunction with the National Center for Media Engagement.

Interested in helping us spread the word? Feel free to share this message with colleagues or relevant listservs, or tweet about the project using the #Localore tag.

Questions? Contact Media Strategist Jessica Clark at

Produced by the Association of Independents in Radio with support from CPB, the MacArthur Foundation, the Wyncote Foundation, and the NEA, Localore will charge producers with inventing new, multiplatform models for fresh, locally-sourced, high quality journalism. Selected producers will lead a 9-12 month station-based project designed to expand the station's innovation capacity.

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