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“These skills are in some ways very similar to doing journalism. As that was impressed upon the cohort, that helped make a shift: It helped give people a mindset where they felt more confident and realized, ‘Yes, I do have the skills to do this.'”
“If the Iowa Falls newspaper writes about its hospital for two years, it’s an Iowa Falls problem that Iowa Falls has to solve…And by the time you’re talking about a major region of the nation like that, it becomes a national problem to be solved.”
“Nonprofit news organizations have much in common even if their scope or mission differs. Their journalistic missions are shaped largely by the gaps they are trying to fill — investigative at the state, national and global level; more general news at the local level.”
“The biggest takeaway for us is there is a pool of donors there that was untapped, and now we realize they do exist.”
What was once a space characterized by scrappy upstarts is now a third-of-a-billion-dollar endeavor — but still with a lot of scrappy upstarts.
Though local news will be a focus, this program won’t be exclusively for local news publishers.