Richland Source, an online news organization serving Richland County, Ohio, recently spent three months with 16 other local publishers at the Facebook Journalism Project Local News Membership Accelerator. Looking to kickstart their membership business and gain new paying members, they worked closely with coaches and other publications to find solutions to build a stronger revenue stream.

We visited Mansfield, Ohio, to find out how this online news organization has become such an integral part of their community, what their approach is to local journalism, and why a stronger membership business for Richland Source would mean a stronger Richland County.


Learn more about our Accelerator programs, the results publishers like Richland Source have seen since starting the membership program, as well as some lessons to apply directly to your newsroom.