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$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.
Among the grantees: The American Journalism Project gets $20 million, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press gets $10 million, and The News Literacy Project gets $5 million. And there’s more, lots more.
There seems to be some momentum among those with deep pockets to address the local news crisis. But if that money appears, where should it be directed?
“Our goal is a newscast that is complementary to the commercial news”: Think important local issues, not car crashes and sports scores.
Local news consortiums, labs, associations, and more.
The ProPublica Local Reporting Network will fund reporters who already live in the communities they are writing about.
“This was once something that a whole generation of journalists got to do to start their careers. Sadly, we’ve seen it disappear. We want to restore that tradition.”