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 […]
Through the fog of nobodies, MSNBC show host and hoagie hound Chris Matthews managed to get access; “Just hang on,” he whispered in his trademark brassy brogue to the minion flanking his effort, “she’ll get us in.”
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.
We are excited to announce that one of our recent features, “Unbearable Pressure: For members of the Asian LGBTQ community, Boston can be solid ground for personal discovery and advocacy. Still, some stories remain untold,” has also been published by Sampan, the only bilingual Chinese-English Newspaper in New England
Independent journalists from BINJ, DigBoston, and several other sites and papers will use the facilities, which we first conceived as an alternative to the hotel across the street where journalists from bigs like CBS and CNN enjoyed cozy press accommodations while the rest of us sat on the carpet in the lobby and fought over electrical outlets.