Rethinking accessibility for local news

We help newsrooms leverage the location of their stories and innovate how they connect with communities

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"We are constantly innovating thanks to Bloom's help as we look to provide meaningful, sustainable news features for our local audiences."
Ryan Nakashima
Senior Product Manager
MediaNews Group
Ryan Nakashima
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Over 80 newsrooms in 11 countries

Improving local news

Accessibility

We help newsrooms treat their story's location data with extra TLC so people can easily find news near them or places they care about.

Our approach transforms ordinary news feeds into meaningful, hyperlocal experiences like near-me search, interactive maps, and personalized newsletters.

Nearby Search plugin

Regional and Hyperlocal

Analytics

Geotagging local news uncovers a whole new set of insights about communities you serve.

Our Analytics Dashboard gives you more geographic awareness with street-level and birds-eye views. It brings regional news patterns to life in real-time, including the diversity of coverage across neighborhoods and how that matches local engagement.

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Difference in neighborhood coverage since August People subscribed within a mile of this story

Diversifying news

Distribution

Bloom is partnering with local businesses and services to open new distribution and revenue channels for newsrooms.

Our collaborative network includes companies across different sectors and geographies who all aim to bring meaningful and informed experiences to their local audience.

Who we're partnering with
We partner with social networks to ensure their users are informed of local news from professional and trustworthy outlets.
Our real estate partners have used Bloom to give their new renters and roommates a friendly neighborhood welcome by informing them of local news happening near home.
We've started collaborations with transportation companies to see how local news can help inform people about their destination.
We're leading R&D and advocacy to identify new opportunities for local news in areas with evolving digital infrastructure, ensuring journalism remains a pillar in the future of cities.

Advocacy

Things we stand up for

Education + Research

We've collaborated with journalism students, professors, and researchers at universities to train them with location-based tools and guide them to think of new uses for local news data.

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