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New Report: A Growing Gap in Philanthropic Support for Newsroom Diversity

By Lea Trusty / 2018 June 19th

Nationwide philanthropic efforts aimed at supporting newsroom diversity have experienced a sharp decline since 2009. Take a closer look at the data in our new report. Read More

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Introducing the Engaged Journalism Lab

By Josh Stearns / 2018 June 18th

The Democracy Fund Engaged Journalism Lab, a new project from our Public Square Program, aims to be a resource for building and supporting trusted, inclusive, and audience-driven journalism. Read More

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Democracy Fund Announces 2018 National Advisory Committee

By Lauren Strayer / 2018 June 7th

We are excited to announce the new cohort of the Democracy Fund National Advisory Committee. This group of leaders from across the political spectrum brings expertise in politics, academia, media, culture, and philanthropy, and are committed to helping us find achievable solutions to our nation’s biggest problems. Read More

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Increasing Trust in Elections: Democracy Fund’s Election Validation Project

By Tammy Patrick / 2018 May 29th

In collaboration with election officials and administrators across the country, Jennifer Morrell will lead our new project to help boost voter confidence in election results through rigorous audits, standards, and testing. Read More

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2017 Lessons Can Improve the Vote-By-Mail Experience in 2018

By Tammy Patrick / 2018 May 14th

As vote-by-mail becomes more widely used in elections across the U.S., we offer a few quick tips for elections administrators and voters that can help ensure all eligible ballots are received and counted. Read More


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