The American Journalism Project CEO Sarabeth Berman discusses efforts to revive local media, which has been disrupted since the rise of the internet and social media. She also talks about how misinformation and division have increased in the absence of trustworthy local news.
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.
The Beacon, a nonprofit digital news organization dedicated to public service journalism for Kansas and Missouri, is expanding in 2021 as a regional news network.
We started the American Journalism Project to help grow and sustain mission-driven local news organizations across the U.S.