The Local News Research Project combines content analysis and digital mapping to explore issues related to local news. The Project has investigated how the content, amount and spatial patterns of local news coverage in mainstream and ethnic media portray people and places in the Greater Toronto Area. Other research on news poverty explores the state of local news ecosystems in smaller Canadian cities, suburban municipalities and rural areas at a time when local print and broadcast outlets are scaling back, consolidating or closing, and many online news sites are struggling to stay afloat. For more information, contact April Lindgren at: April(dot)lindgren(at)ryerson(dot)ca