Jason Alcorn

Vice President, Growth Investments


Jason oversees a portfolio of our growth investments, serving as a strategic partner to leaders as they maximize their organizations’ performance and impact. He also helps to scout new investment opportunities for the American Journalism Project and contributes to the development of our venture support strategies. As the organization’s first hire, he oversaw its launch and first 18 months of operations.

Previously, Jason was project director for NewsMatch, a national campaign that has helped raise more than $100 million for nonprofit newsrooms. Jason has worked as a consultant with Democracy Fund, the Institute for Nonprofit News and local nonprofit news organizations, and he was associate director of InvestigateWest, a nonprofit investigative newsroom in Seattle. 

He lives in Washington, D.C., with his family. Jason is an advisor to Listening Post Collective and the Colorado Media Project.

Jason serves as a Success Partner to Centro de Periodismo Investigativo, Chalkbeat, Documented, El Paso Matters, Enlace Latino, The Marshall Project, Open Campus, San José Spotlight, Spotlight PA and Wisconsin Watch and the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.

Success Partners provide close support to grantees over the course of their grant and serve as their advisor and main liaison to the American Journalism Project.