Insights August 30, 2023

Building sustainable local news: AJP’s pathway to impact

Since our launch in 2019, we’ve codified the focal areas of our work, grown our team, and invested in 41 nonprofit news organizations — with strong results. Since our work has grown in its complexity and breadth, we’re taking a moment now to share more details about how we work.

Insights August 22, 2023

The impact of nonprofit news: a look at new research

This summer, scholars Nikki Usher and Sanghoon Kim-Leffingwell’s paper, “How Loud Does the Watchdog Bark?” was published in the International Journal of Press/Politics. This research is an indicator that nonprofit, local news organizations are beneficial to democracy — and that funding for the field is imperative.

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