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.
Seeks more participation from Somerville residents It has been nine months since DigBoston and the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism partnered with the Somerville Media Center to organize an event asking Somervillians what kind of coverage was missing from their city’s remaining news media. The February 2019 Somerville Community Summit ultimately attracted 115 locals—many […]
Though the response was mostly positive, however cloaked in sadness, there were also criticisms, and for the most part I agree with complaints about how I neglected to identify those working hard to hydrate news deserts and who are launching ambitious hyperlocal startups and hustling between the gaps.
In a state that sets up former inmates for failure, this program offers hope through education and more
BINJ is examining how grassroots campaigns in Massachusetts and elsewhere are challenging policies related to parole, fighting to reduce the number of people sentenced to life without parole, and in many cases, having success and creating real change.