The local news outlets in the LMA Covering Climate Collaborative include publishers recognized as leaders in local climate reporting, three TV broadcast groups, multiple public radio stations, as well as digital-native climate websites. The partners are grouped into five regional hubs.
East/Southeast includes The News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina), The Post & Courier (Charleston, South Carolina), The Miami Herald, WJCT Radio, WJXT-TV Jacksonville, WKMG-TV Orlando, and Florida International University’s South Florida Media Network (Florida).
Science and journalism partners in the collaborative include Climate Matters, Climate Communication, SciLine, the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University, Solutions Journalism Network, and the Society of Environmental Journalists.
Distributed Media Lab is the technology company that supplies the Climate Collaborative’s story-sharing platform, enabling content distribution across the LMA’s network. Founded in 2018, DML is the first frictionless content distribution platform for the open web. The platform allows publishers to embed premium, curated content to enhance or augment their coverage of key topics. The story-sharing platform is compatible with any CMS and free for any publisher to embed on its site. The lightbox viewer allows users to access content without leaving the site of origin. Through DML’s technology, both hosting and curated publishers maintain the benefits of their original content via incremental audience acquisition and monetization.