"If there’s any sort of potential bright spot coming out of some of the current tech platform crises, it’s that news and journalism institutions can offer a counter message and cement themselves as reliable sources of community information and connection.”
Six student fellows from historically Black colleges and universities across the country will be part of the first class of the new Open Campus HBCU Student Journalism Network.
The American Journalism Project, with support from the Google News Initiative, is launching a local news incubator. The program is intended to support entrepreneurs who want to explore launching a new nonprofit local news organization to serve their communities.
Across her many roles, McNeil Danish has been dedicated to building bridges across party, racial, and gender lines, fostering open cultures, dismantling prejudices, and empowering individuals.
In a discussion led by Marc Lacey, managing editor of The New York Times, a group of news media leaders gathered at a DealBook conference in New York. AJP grantees Sarah Alvarez of Outlier and Lauren Williams of Capital B were part of the discussion, and shared examples of how their work takes a community-driven, public service approach.
In Atlanta, where Capital B established its first local newsroom, Capital B reporter Chauncey Alcorn and his colleagues have been traversing the city, talking to Black voters.
Promising initiatives are budding around the country, but we need more of them. Philanthropy-fueled initiatives like Report for America and the American Journalism Project can help rebuild newsrooms...Communities that have seen their news downsized can collaborate to establish nonprofit outlets as the Ohio Local Information Initiative has.
Like a lot of folks, I have been thinking quite a bit lately about how to shore up our democracy. We voted in November, and that seems to have gone pretty well. But after voting, what’s next? In this season of giving I have a modest suggestion: Support your local news organization.
“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..."
No nitrate police: State and local regulators can’t, or won’t, stop our drinking water from getting worse
There are few staff to monitor Nebraska’s vast swaths of farmland, thousands of cattle feedlots, large hog operations and chicken farms. And the agencies’ own regulations don’t give the staff many tools to combat malpractice.