Antagonism toward journalism in the U.S. is at an all-time high. At the very hour we need reliable and credible facts and information to navigate crises, an astonishing number of people in our country aren’t sure where to turn or whom to trust for critical knowledge.
While the world watched in shock as domestic extremists attacked the U.S. Capitol, and continues to watch in the days leading up to Inauguration Day and beyond, many local journalists are reporting these events through a lens that keeps their readers informed, safe, and connected.
We started the American Journalism Project to help grow and sustain mission-driven local news organizations across the U.S.
As we continue to grieve the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of police and witness the extraordinary swell of peaceful protests across our country, newsrooms are wrestling with their role and their response. The American Journalism Project believes that news organizations cannot fulfill their mission unless they stand for the values of de
We at AJP have been asked two questions a lot over the past couple of weeks. The first is whether we support public funding for local news over the long term? The second is do we support COVID-19 related relief of newsrooms, both for-profit and nonprofit.
Today we announced that Sarabeth Berman will be the first CEO of the American Journalism Project. Sarabeth joins us after a 10-year career in education that culminated in leading global public affairs at Teach For All.
Last week’s cascade of alarming news about all things COVID-19 reminded me of the last time I wondered if the world was coming apart, in the third quarter of 2008.
You are on a mission. You’re tired of hearing the bad news about local news and its deleterious effects on civic engagement and democracy: The layoffs, the cutbacks, the mergers and potential mergers of large newspaper chains. So now is your time to act, to launch a new local news outlet that will provide the coverage of your community that has bee
Elizabeth Green and I founded the American Journalism Project more than two years ago with the idea to build the first venture philanthropy focused on local news. We knew that the organization would require an exceptional leader who is also a strong operating executive.
During the American Journalism Project’s first few months, one focus of ours has been to understand what’s known and what’s not known about Civic News Organization revenue operations.