BINJ staff and Somerville News Garden volunteers have not undertaken this effort to compete with existing or future news outlets in Somerville. We are simply working on creating a replicable model that cities and towns around Massachusetts and the US can use to stop their municipalities from turning into “news deserts,” in the parlance of journalism academics.
Journalists mounted unusual lobbying effort to help beleaguered local news outlets
For some with personal connections to past mistakes, the consequences of unfettered ingenuity are no more easily ignored than mushroom clouds on the horizon
“We’ve been dealing with the looming reality. The real concern is how the staff can survive with no income for several weeks.”
“If you’re going to take this chance with us, there will be a cooking class, for free.”