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For nearly three months, 17 journalists at Energy News Network (ENN), Flatwater Free Press, Mississippi Free Press, New Mexico In Depth, Religion News Service and Sierra Nevada Ally delved into news stories about the unique challenges that some Black, Hispanic and Indigenous communities face in rural America.
Here’s an idea to steal and adapt: Instead of simply extending the opportunity to be part of the opinion section, why not meet with folks and give them the tools to join the conversation?
Meta has announced that Facebook will no longer support its news tab in the U.S. and Australia starting in April — another indicator that the company is divesting from the news industry.
"Gov. Spencer Cox has already signed legislation making elected officials and lawmakers’ work calendars a secret. Other bills, if signed, will pay for private companies to scrape lawmakers’ public information from the web and mean you won’t know how much water Utah wants to buy from other states and what it will cost taxpayers. I could go on." — Lauren Gustus, The Salt Lake Tribune
"We ask that you consider giving $100,000 per actively-producing local nonprofit newsroom every year for the projected five-year lifespan of Press Forward. Excluding public media and operations that have 15 or more regular staff, we believe, again, that there are about 400 such organizations that would fit into this category – you can identify them via INN and ANNO – bringing the total requested to about $40 million per year for at least the next five years."
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