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“I really believe in the power of people to organize and advocate from the bottom up to create some solutions to this. I don’t think these solutions are going to come out of commercial media.”
Sixteen percent of Americans pay for news, a report earlier this year found. It’s not exactly trickling down to local outlets.
“We’re Switzerland…We’re not anybody’s competitor. We’re in a good place to do good and raise money statewide and use that money for improving journalism.”
“The source of power is the people in the community volunteering to foster these sorts of conversations and have them be accessed by trusted local media partners.”
“A lot of this is taking advantage of what Google has to offer as a partner. They’re tracking all of these interesting trends all the time: what people are looking for and what they’re missing.”
“We saw opportunity in Rhode Island where quite honestly great newspapers like the Providence Journal were seeing significant cuts and that market is particularly engaged in news.”
Projects, which should be related to local news or revenue generation, can receive up to $300,000 in funding. As in Europe, the launch comes with talk of government regulation in the air.
“We spent six to eight weeks where a human being sat and edited every single piece before we felt comfortable that we could run this.”