Join us for a compelling presentation by Ross as he unveils the National Trust for Local News' strategy to preserve, transform, and sustain local newspapers in Maine and beyond. Ross will share insights into the innovative approaches used to navigate challenges, emphasizing the organization's role in reshaping the landscape of local news nationwide.
This event is a must-attend for those passionate about the future of local journalism. Gain valuable insights into the strategies that are conserving and transforming local newspapers, ensuring their sustainability in an ever-changing media environment.
Presenter: Ross McDuffie, Chief Portfolio Officer, National Trust for Local News
Ross McDuffie is the Chief Portfolio Officer for the National Trust for Local News, a non-profit organization that conserves, transforms, and sustains local media. In August, the National Trust acquired properties in Maine including the Sun Journal, four other daily newspapers, and 17 weekly newspapers. This network of media properties now operates at the Maine Trust for Local News, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Trust. Ross has extensive experience in the newspaper industry having worked in senior leadership positions at Lee Enterprises and McClatchy. He also serves as a trustee for the American Press Institute.