A holiday appeal to help support professional journalism from local nonprofits Somerville Media Center and Somerville Wire (Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism) It’s tough to have a democracy without professional news outlets producing the carefully curated information people need to be engaged residents of their communities week in and week out. With major news corporations […]
Because the current practice of “every outlet for itself” is absolutely failing to rebuild local news in the US The original mandate of the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism was to produce longform investigative reporting and syndicate it to independent community news outlets around Massachusetts that cannot afford to produce deep dives themselves. Seven years […]
Somerville Media Center and Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism get equal shares of donations raised from community members I’m pleased to report that about 20 Somervillians became the first donors to the new Somerville Media Fund this spring. Generously giving $2,330.02 to help the Fund’s initial two member news organizations—Somerville Media Center and Boston Institute […]
This rolling collapse of news media serving American cities and towns—following their purchase by ever more aggressive giant media conglomerates—now threatens our beleaguered democracy.
And keep it up through the hard times to come It’s Thanksgiving this week. More correctly the National Day of Mourning. A holiday fraught with contradiction, as I’ve written repeatedly in the past. And what is one to make of it? Originally an opportunity for the descendants of the European colonists who seized […]