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Takeaways from the 2019 Journalism Funders Gathering

We’ve come a long way since 2001, when a handful of journalism funders got together to compare notes. (We’re looking at you, Jon Funabiki, Vivian Vahlberg and Eric Newton!) Last week, we convened more than 100 funders for our annual gathering to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing journalism today.

Partnering to amplify news from the Heartland

In this guest post, the Joyce Foundation’s Director of Communications Bill Strong explains how a new investment helps to support collaboration among local news outlets. Joyce joins the McCormick Foundation in supporting INN’s Amplify News-Midwest, a news distribution, placement and partnership hub working to expand the reach and impact of news coverage from Midwestern communities. Briefly stated, the […]

Funding gun violence prevention: A Q&A with Nina Vinik of the Joyce Foundation

Gun violence is one of our nation’s most urgent public health and safety challenges, with more than 100,000 Americans killed or injured by guns every year. Notwithstanding overwhelming popular support for common-sense gun laws that would greatly reduce this carnage, reforming gun policy is difficult work.