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Where can you find funding for that local journalism project? Here’s a quick guide

After a series on parental incarceration , Jonathan Bullington and Richard Webster got an email with an idea — apply for a fellowship that supports that kind of reporting. The NOLA.com | Times-Picayune reporters started thinking about what they’d cover. Their idea – what does exposure to violence do […]
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Apply for Funding We host open calls for early-stage startups seeking funding via our Innovation Fund. The most successful applications are beyond the idea phase. We have a simple set of criteria for those we fund. Learn More We have many ways for investors to get involved. We’d love […]
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How Simple Lists Can Improve Local Journalism

Hospital intensive care units perform medical miracles daily. But in a fraction of cases, minor infections from major surgery are fatal to patients. In 2001, Peter Pronovost , a critical care specialist at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, had an idea for reducing patient infections resulting from the insertion […]
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Why local foundations are putting their money behind a rural journalism collaborative

$660,000 to support a 50-member network will go to Solutions Journalism Network and Report for America for one year from a trio of place-based foundations. In the many questions of the future of local news, philanthropy — and more recently, the support of locally-grown philanthropists and funders — is […]
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Listening and co-creation: 5 insights that will strengthen your engaged journalism

In the past year, our Engaged Journalism Accelerator programme has supported news organisations across Europe to kickstart and evolve promising models of engaged journalism — journalism that puts community engagement at its core, empowering communities and their conversations. Last week in Berlin, we gathered 140 practitioners from more than […]
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New England newspaper owner fights to save local journalism

In this Tuesday, April 9, 2019 photo a The Berkshire Eagle emblem is attached to a wall inside the newspaper, in Pittsfield, Mass. The paper now features a new 12-page lifestyle section for Sunday editions, a reconstituted editorial board, a new monthly magazine, and the newspaper print edition is […]
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Robot journalists revive hyperlocal communities left behind by declining regional media

Credit: Image by Karolina Grabowska from Pixabay This month, Swedish tech company United Robots delivered its 1 millionth article written by a robot journalist. By comparison, the New York Times would need 11 years to publish the same number of articles. Launched just three years ago, United Robots uses […]
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Let’s Talk: Reimagining Local News

Let’s Talk is a series of editorials authored by Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Executive Director Giles Morris. What would it take for you to really care about a newspaper that isn’t really about news and definitely isn’t on paper? I get paid a good salary to try to answer that question, […]
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Journalists Say Industry Needs More Sustainable Funding Models

Two-thirds of journalists surveyed are concerned that ad revenue-based models of funding favor more short-form and “clickbaity” content. An overwhelming 99% either liked paywalls or saw them as necessary. Cxense’s “Stop The Press” survey found 46% of reporters have a negative outlook for the future of journalism. Cxense is […]
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FRONTLINE, PBS’s Acclaimed Investigative Documentary Series, Launches New Local Journalism Project

(Wed., June 12, 2019) FRONTLINE, PBS’s flagship investigative documentary series, is launching a new initiative to bolster local journalism in cities and towns across America with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Through the Local Journalism Project, FRONTLINE will […]
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