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The network’s pitch to local funders: “By the time the school reforms reached their zenith, there was not a single local education reporter dedicated to covering them.”
“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.”
View of the ocean from Santa Barbara, Calif.
“We’ve been told repeatedly that the amount of funding that came from SAGE was going to be the same for the long term every year and we were responsible for raising additional revenue…and we’ve done that.”
$660,000 to support a 50-member network will go to Solutions Journalism Network and Report for America for one year from a trio of place-based foundations.
Hint: It starts with impactful, inclusive journalism.
“The shorter the distance between our neighbors and our news, the stronger our community.”
“The right approach is almost always giving up the illusion of control funders think they have and trusting that people closest to the work know what’s best.”
“It came out of a sense that there were some really important topics with impacts on human beings that didn’t get as much coverage in traditional journalism sections and pieces.”
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.