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American Journalism Project launches major effort to reinvigorate local news with $42 million in founding commitments

Feb. 26, 2019. Miami, Fla.—The American Journalism Project, a new initiative to reinvigorate mission-driven local news through the power of venture philanthropy, today announced its official launch with $42 million in lead funding commitments, a Board of Directors, and its first three hires.

Q&A with American Journalism Project co-founder Elizabeth Green

As market forces fail local news, our media ecosystem are failing the communities that they have been entrusted to serve. Philanthropy, for its part, has come to the table, providing critical support for nonprofit news in innovative and unprecedented ways. Today, a new initiative announces it plan to reinvigorate local news on a large scale.

Guidance on philanthropic funding of media and news

By the American Press Institute As nonprofit funding of news grows, what are the best practices for ensuring editorial independence?

3 ways funders can stand up for the truth

It’s been a rough month for the truth in America. Disputes over “alternative facts” from the White House on crowd size and voter fraud have been coupled with attempts to muzzle government agencies accustomed to sharing their research with the public. Scientists are gearing up to march on Washington, and even The Onion’s satire about Sean Spicer’s […]