American Journalism Project

Insights May 18, 2023

Local news on the rise: AJPalooza 2023

This month, we celebrated the rise of local nonprofit news at AJPalooza, the American Journalism Project’s annual gathering. For three days, AJP’s grantee partners, supporters, board members and staff gathered in Cleveland to explore new, sustainable approaches to solving the country’s local news and information crisis. We left AJPalooza 2023 feeli

Insights April 17, 2023

Investing in public media – checking in on our pilot grants

The American Journalism Project made its first philanthropic investments in public media with the goal of examining the role public media could play in rebuilding local news. Halfway through this program, we explore the progress being made so far during these pilot grants.

Insights October 26, 2022

How local news can reflect the communities it serves

As we work to rebuild local news, we have a clear, urgent opportunity to create news organizations that are more diverse, equitable and inclusive. This shift must happen both inside the newsroom — with better policies for recruitment, hiring, training, retention and growth – and in the communities newsrooms serve.

Insights October 21, 2022

Rebuilding local news fosters civic engagement

Despite growing participation in national politics and high volumes of information available online, local political engagement in the U.S. has declined —  but local news can be a solution.