“The launch of Signal Cleveland is one of the largest launches of its kind in the country and it's part of a new generation of news organizations that are emerging across the country to fill the void of the decline of local news. This effort is really exciting..."
The demise of local news is by no means inevitable. In the last few years, a surprising good-news story has emerged that offers a hopeful antidote to the struggling local media industry. Powered by foundations and individual donors, promising examples of nonprofit news organizations across the country are showing how to turn the tide.
The LION Awards Ceremony occurred during the Independent News Sustainability Summit, celebrating sustainable businesses and journalistic excellence in independent online news. AJP grantee winners include Documented, Block Club Chicago, Montana Free Press, Chalkbeat and Sahan Journal.
The Spotlight PA Election Center includes helpful guides on how to research candidates, become poll workers, and vote. This year, Spotlight also launched a special election series, One Vote, Two Pennsylvanias, which explains, through policy proposals and issue-based reporting, the visions the candidates for Pennsylvania governor have for the state.
In a “Last Week Tonight” segment, host John Oliver talks about the outlets that cover crime, the incentives that drive them and the flawed sources they rely upon, referencing reporting from former City Bureau fellows, Yana Kunichoff and Sam Stecklow in partnership with the Chicago Reader, on how police unions have influenced crime reporting.
Jon Ralston of the Nevada Independent and Katie Meyer of Spotlight PA joined Stephen Fowler of Georgia Public Broadcasting on PBS NewsHour to talk about the important races playing out in their states.
The U.S. Supreme Court will attend case in which the CPI requests public documents from the Fiscal Control Board
(Read the article in Spanish from CPI here: http://bit.ly/3UsRB8e)
"From the CPI we reaffirm our right of access to that information that the Fiscal Control Board has exchanged with the Government of Puerto Rico." said Carla Minet, executive director of the CPI.
AJP grantees Open Campus and Signal Cleveland launched this partnership to strengthen coverage of the higher education system in Ohio, bringing on Amy Morona as Signal Cleveland's higher education reporter.
El Paso Matters won startup of the year; Spotlight PA received the best investigative journalism award and the game-changer award in the large newsroom category; The Marshall project was honored with the community champion award; and ICT won in the service to nonprofit news category. Several AJP grantees also received honorable mentions.