The Board of Trustees of the Vermont Journalism Trust has named Schuyler “Sky” Barsch as Chief Executive Officer of VTDigger, one of Vermont’s most valued and trusted sources for state and local news – and a model for local, independent non-profit newsrooms around the nation.
“We’re pushing people into a system without any choices”: The state of maternal mortality in Missouri
An average of 61 women in the state died while pregnant or within one year of pregnancy each year from 2017 to 2019, a ratio of 25.2 deaths per 100,000 live births, according to the latest report from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
To date, over $130 million of funds for local journalism have been raised by local funders and national philanthropies combined through the AJP, but community-based giving from local funders is an important area of focus for the new initiatives that the organization is working on.
"The 10 most innovative companies in media this year are meeting audiences’ rapidly evolving expectations in endlessly creative and innovative ways." American Journalism Project joins the ranks of the New York Times, Morning Brew and other innovative media companies. We were selected for our work building a future for local news.
Nonprofit news organization Signal Ohio announced it has secured funding to launch a 11-person newsroom serving Akron communities with independent, public service journalism.
“Part of the solution.” How the American Journalism Project is galvanizing support from local funders
While success is far from assured, the AJP’s track record so far provides reason for optimism. Berman and her team looked at organizations that received three-year grants and found that for every dollar it put in, the organization went on to generate $4.50 in new revenues.
Capital B, the one-year-old nonprofit news startup for Black Americans, has announced plans to launch its second local newsroom in Gary, Indiana.
Indiana Local News Initiative announced plans to launch a 25-person news organization to “produce accountability reporting” and start “innovative community journalism programs” in central Indiana.
Indianapolis Recorder joins local coalition, raises over $10M to launch the Indiana Local News Initiative
The announcement is the latest in a growing movement to revive local news in communities across the country with transformational investments in public service journalism by local philanthropies.
Hoosiers will soon have another source for news after a coalition of organizations and philanthropists raised more than $10 million to create nonprofit media outlets across Indiana.