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On October 15, a News Impact Summit was held in Cardiff, Wales, to bring local news organisations from around the world together to identify effective ways to engage with their communities. The free event was organised by the European Journalism Centre and sponsored by the Google News Initiative. With the theme “Local News & Community Engagement,” the summit included an array of talks and breakout sessions focused on examples of how local newsrooms, in multiple countries, are developing new products and routines to better inform and connect with their communities.