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.

Grantee news, In the news August 15, 2023

Using WhatsApp for journalism beyond just distribution

Since the launch of award-winning Documented Semanal in 2019, our newsroom has developed a unique approach to engage with our audiences via WhatsApp. It is beyond just a distribution channel. It’s a conversation between a user and a journalist and it has become the engine of our reporting on Latino audiences in New York.

Grantee news, In the news August 15, 2023

Veteran journalist Oseye Boyd to lead Central Indiana Newsroom

The Indiana Local News Initiative announced the hiring of its first editor-in-chief, Oseye Boyd. Boyd’s most recent role was engagement editor for IndyStar, and she was the editor-in-chief for the Indianapolis Recorder. Boyd was hired after an extensive search led by a committee of local and industry experts, including a panel of local residents.

In the news August 10, 2023

Fixing the local news crisis

“We think the nonprofit model is a really promising model for how to address the local news crisis in many markets because it opens up new lines of revenue that are demonstrating that they can work," Sarabeth Berman, CEO of the American Journalism Project (AJP), tells The Dispatch.

In the news July 20, 2023

AI, the media, and the lessons of the past

The American Journalism Project, a nonprofit organization that aims to revitalize local media in the US, announced a ten-million-dollar partnership with OpenAI, the company that owns and operates the artificial-intelligence tool ChatGPT.