[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 […]
We want to speak with people from other community groups as well, but for now we’re focusing on artists, service industry professionals, freelance reporters, and Chelsea residents.
Funding 100 local news articles covering Boston area communities during the coronavirus crisis
Launching new programs to help revive local journalism It has been just over a year since my Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism and DigBoston colleagues and I organized the Somerville Community Summit to give area residents a chance to speak for two minutes each to 15 journalists about what kind of neighborhood news they […]