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Articles by Sophie Culpepper

Sophie Culpepper is a staff writer at Nieman Lab focused on covering local news. She previously co-founded the hyperlocal Lexington Observer, where she reported on public schools, local government, economic development, and public safety among other topics as the digital news nonprofit’s only full-time journalist for two years. She graduated from Brown University in 2021 and was a managing editor on The Brown Daily Herald’s editorial board.
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“All of these are choices that funders make, and they could choose differently if they wanted to.”
“There are haves and have-nots in the nonprofit journalism space. And this isn’t right.”
Thanks to a $10 million gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies announced Thursday, the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY will cover full tuition for half of its class starting in August 2025.
This month, City Cast published guest demographic data for podcasts in its 11 cities and analyzed how that data compared to each local community.
“I was not given a reason beyond ‘the company needs a reset, and you’re not part of it.'”
She’s a billionaire, transforming the music industry in real time. Few living celebrities have her scale of cultural influence. Shouldn’t someone be, at least, attempting to look without fear or favor to see if she’s keeping her side of the street clean?