Welcome to Lookout Local

Lookout Local, Inc. is the parent company of the individual city Lookout sites. It’s a public benefit corporation whose fundamental mission is to serve its communities with new and higher standard of news, information, and of community engagement and interaction.

Lookout is a new network of digital-only, editorially-robust, locally-focused media outlets offering community-focused news and resources. Lookout network sites will serve mid-size markets, repopulating news and advertising deserts with vibrant, community-based media in cities where this has rapidly declined, if not disappeared entirely. Lookout Santa Cruz is the company’s first launch, due later this year.

Learn more about Lookout Santa Cruz here.

Welcome to Lookout Local

Lookout Local, Inc. is the parent company of the individual city Lookout sites. It’s a public benefit corporation whose fundamental mission is to serve its communities with new and higher standard of news, information, and community engagement and interaction.

Lookout is a new network of digital-only, editorially-robust, locally-focused media outlets offering community-focused news and resources. Lookout network sites will serve mid-size markets, repopulating news and advertising deserts with vibrant, community-based media in cities where this has rapidly declined, if not disappeared entirely. Lookout Santa Cruz is the company’s first launch, due later this year.

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Lookout Local National Network FAQ

Why the Lookout name?

We look out for our community’s future.

We keep watch on powerful institutions in our reporting.

We help readers’ look out for both civic betterment, and for useful information and fun

We provide state-of-the-art tools for advertisers to communicate with their publics.

Is it a blog, a website, an app or something like that?

These are all things we’ve been asked. Simply, Lookout is a new news company. We provide our communities with news and information throughout the day via phones, website and newsletters. We want to bring fully modern the best longstanding practices and ethics of the press, while offering our communities a new and full breadth of community coverage.

Who has supported Lookout?

The Knight Foundation, the Google News Innovation Challenge, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and the Lenfest Institute have all aided the building of Lookout, along with local supporters, Meadow Fund, Rowland and Pat Rebele, Carol and Doug Melamed, and Linda Peterson.

Why should I join Lookout’s email list?

You’ll be the first to know about our launch details, and as we introduce new staffers and new partners, plus behind-the curtain access as we get started. And you’ll get a special offer or two along the way by joining the Friends of Lookout Newsletter.


What is Lookout membership? Why should I become a member

Lookout membership is your VIP pass to all-things Lookout! All our original content and newsletters, in-depth access to and communication with our correspondents and fellow members, behind-the-curtain experiences at our events (both virtual and in-person), perks from our partners, special ways to give back to community groups, and more.

How do I become a Lookout member?

We’ll be offering a range of Lookout memberships – local, national, individual and group — as we prepare to launch.

Join our Friends of Lookout email newsletter list, and we’ll let you know when they are available and also keep you up-to-date on all the exciting developments with Lookout.


 

Are you hiring?

Yes, we’ll be posting our first positions Lookout Local Jobs.  We’ll be hiring a team of creative, mission-driven editorial, community product, revenue and marketing go-getters to bring Lookout to life! Think you might be interested? Check back for the latest openings and be sure to tell a friend.

What’s your publishing technology?

We’ve built Lookout on the Los Angeles Times’ Graphene platform. We’re fortunate to power our ambitious start-up with this state-of-the-art content management system, which will enable a robust launch in Santa Cruz, and a quickly expanding network of sites in other cities.

When will there be other Lookout markets?

Sooner than later. We’re all focused on making the first Lookout in Santa Cruz a success, and then intend to launch Lookout sites across the country.

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Lookout Santa Cruz

When will Lookout Santa Cruz launch?

Join our Friends of Lookout email newsletter and be the first to know when the site launches later this year. We’ll give you a behind-the-scenes look at our team and the quality content you can expect. Plus, enjoy perks for being an early supporter.

Is there a student discount on membership?

We’ll soon be able to announce special student membership programs in Santa Cruz. Sign up for our Friends of Lookout newsletter to get the first news of them.


 

Can I advertise on Lookout Santa Cruz?

We welcome the whole community in Lookout. We will offer marketing partners several unique sponsorship opportunities to reach our engaged, thoughtful and growing audience. To learn more and tell us about your interests, please contact us here.

Who will support Lookout Santa Cruz’s growth?

You. We’re all for philanthropy that supports journalism, but we believe that paying members and satisfied marketing partners will sustain and grow Lookout’s news team. Our promise is to provide you with uniquely valuable content about your communities that’s worth supporting.

Will there be swag?

Of course. Join the Friends of Lookout newsletter list for details.


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