An Open-Source, Hyperlocal News Tech Stack To Serve Communities

  • Wednesday, Jun 23 – 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
  • #ONA21

As neighborhood newsletters and community information products proliferate, it’s time for newsrooms to develop new tools and meet their readers where they are.

Join this prerecorded under the hood look at how an open-source neighborhood newsletter CMS grew into a community news tech stack and learn how harm-mitigation, collaboration with existing information networks and people-first journalism supports buildable, scalable, monetizable community products.

This session is designed for:

  • Community and product professionals working on homegrown platforms
  • Newsroom leaders interested in building and launching scalable products
  • Anyone who would like a better understanding of how to service hyperlocal communities


Kelly Brennan
Newsletter Editor, Lenfest Local Lab @ The Inquirer

Faye Teng
UX Designer, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Session Video