[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 […]
Funding 100 local news articles covering Boston area communities during the coronavirus crisis
What Mass lawmakers can learn from the battle to end death by incarceration across the country
Our fourth year of operation and our first as a standalone 501(c)3 nonprofit, 2019 was a time for BINJ to mature and lay the foundation to become a much larger force in local reporting and media-focused organizing, not only in Greater Boston but across the Commonwealth and all throughout the country.