GroupM Unveils Global Effort to Boost Crisis-Stricken Local News

The media-buying giant is partnering with United for News to 'remonetize' outlets

GroupM credits a new initiative as the first global effort to funnel more programmatic ad dollars to local publishers. United For News

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GroupM, the world’s largest media buyer, is rolling out an industry effort to steer programmatic ad dollars toward dwindling local news shops in what it is characterizing as a bid to “save journalism.”

Ethan Wu is an intern on Adweek’s media team. He is also a rising senior studying economics at Cornell University.