Combatting the Growth of “Local News Deserts” in the U.S.

Combatting the Growth of “Local News Deserts” in the U.S.

Millennia has actively supported community journalism in Minnesota as instructors in the Rural Editors & Publishers Community Leadership Program. The Minnesota Newspaper Association operates the annual training that is funded by the Blandin Foundation and has involved 108 newspapers since 2005. The participants of the 2018 program focused on the challenge of sustaining their newspapers and buck the growth of “news deserts” across the nation - counties served by one local newspaper or none at all.

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The Benefits of Long-term Consulting Relationships

The Benefits of Long-term Consulting Relationships

The Value to Clients of Repeat Consulting Engagements. Millennia is always pleased to work with clients on a recurring basis, and some of our relationships go back as long as two decades. Sometimes we are called on repeatedly to do similar expert work - such as strategic planning or developing complex applications for funding. Sometimes we provide services on a more cost-effective basis than hiring a staff person, as in the case of one organization that uses a Millennia consultant as an "outsourced organizational development department." Whatever the nature of the work, we welcome recurrences. This is not only because of the increased business or the client satisfaction that such engagements imply, but because ongoing consulting relationships often lead to the best interpersonal, institutional, and knowledge-based outcomes for clients.

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