Announcements July 23, 2020

Local Journalism Sustainability Act

Americans trust local news — and need it now. The American Journalism Project joins a coalition of local news organizations, journalism funders, reporters and advocacy groups in signing the open letter below about a bipartisan piece of legislation that would help local news organizations survive, the Local Journalism Sustainability Act (H.R. 7640),

Announcements July 8, 2020

Announcing a new grant from the Lumina Foundation

The American Journalism Project is pleased to announce a new grant from the Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation. The grant of $200,000 will provide general support for the American Journalism Project’s mission: to build a new public service media that is governed by, sustained by and looks like the public it serves.

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