Insights June 8, 2020

Black Lives Matter and the future of local journalism

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

Insights November 5, 2019

How to Build a Sustainable Local News Organization

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

Insights July 19, 2019

A few things we’ve learned these first four months

We shared in our newsletter on July 2 that we’ve invited our first set of proposals for investment and support. This week, we wanted to take a moment to share some of what we’ve learned in talking with more than 100 Civic News Organizations (CNOs) over the past few months, particularly as it relates to their revenue capacity needs.