Subject of BINJ feature who was victim of 1981 attack by fellow firefighters one step closer to full pension We started the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism in 2015 to report stories that weren’t being told about people who were often ignored by big media. That’s become the leading cliché offered by many who have […]
Raised over $40,000 thanks to our many supporters–and the work of our staff, board, journalists, and volunteers Finding funding for producing—or training people to produce or generally trying to “save”—journalism at the state and local level is no picnic. In the nearly seven years since Chris Faraone, John Loftus, and I launched the Boston Institute […]
The concept is for it to be a media resource where people can learn about small and local outlets of all kinds—newspapers, blogs, community media centers—and support them in various ways.
[W]e’re asking all readers who are concerned about the collapse of local news media to contact your state representative and ask them to cosponsor Amendment #40 of H. 4879. The more cosponsors the amendment has, the more likely House Ways and Means will pass it. If that happens it has a good chance of making it through the full legislative process for this session. And becoming a law. Which would be a promising outcome for the future of local news in the Commonwealth.
A Wild Ride Gets Wilder… and #BlackLivesMatter This week my partners Chris Faraone, John Loftus, and I mark two important anniversaries: Five years ago we founded the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism and three years ago we separately acquired DigBoston. The first an innovative noncommercial organization dedicated to producing long-form investigative journalism and distributing it […]