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New Guide: How to Get Started Funding Local News in Your Community

By Teresa Gorman / 2019 November 5th

New toolkit for funders interested in supporting local news in their communities. This step-by-step guide will help you get started by learning about the news and information ecosystem where you live. Read More

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New Report: How funders can support diversity, equity, and inclusion in journalism

By Lea Trusty / 2019 October 16th

Funders can--and must--do more to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in journalism. In our latest report, we take a deeper dive into the data and explore concrete solutions. Read More

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Announcing a New Fund for Racial Equity in Journalism

By Lea Trusty / 2019 September 12th

We are excited to announce the launch of the Racial Equity in Journalism Fund, designed to support and build the capacity of newsrooms by and for people of color. This is a collaborative philanthropic effort including Craig Newmark Philanthropies, Democracy Fund, Ford Foundation, Google News Initiative, and the News Integrity Initiative at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. Read More

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When the Evidence Isn’t Evident: Why Are Some Kinds of Impact So Hard to Measure?

By Liz Ruedy / 2019 August 29th

At Democracy Fund, these models have lent new nuance to a perpetual question: how do we measure the impact of democracy work? We understand that there’s a big difference between impact and no impact, and that we shouldn’t hide behind “impact is hard to measure” to avoid admitting when we’re simply not achieving it. But while I wish there was a methodological silver bullet to measure democratic change, the truth is that it can be hard to measure some impacts using specific evidence within a specific period of time. In other words, for some types of impact, the evidence is less, well, evident. Read More

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Three reports spotlight the role of media by and for diverse communities in America

By Lea Trusty / 2019 July 10th

Our three-part report series on American Indian, African American, and Hispanic media in the United States shines a light on the important role of media by and for diverse communities. Read More


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