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Systems Thinking: A View from the Trenches

By Srik Gopal / 2017 May 3rd

Four lessons from Democracy Fund's effort to put systems thinking into practice. Read More

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Engaged Journalism: Putting Communities at the Center of Journalism

By Teresa Gorman / 2017 April 26th

In two new papers, we document a broad range of efforts to help position communities at the center of journalism. Drawing on lessons from leaders and practitioners, we hope these papers will challenge and inspire journalists and funders seeking to organize communities of practice around engaged and local journalism. Read More

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Welcoming New Teammates to the Democracy Fund

By Democracy Fund / 2017 April 11th

We are proud to welcome three outstanding additions to our team. Spanning a wide range of experience and interests, we are confident that these individuals will bring the skills and diverse perspectives that are critical to our work to help strengthen democracy. Read More

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News Integrity Initiative: Building a More Trustworthy Public Square

By Paul Waters / 2017 April 4th

By funding applied research and convening meetings with industry experts, this new Initiative will work to advance news literacy, increase trust in journalism around the world, and better inform the public conversation. Read More

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Investing in an Independent, Robust Free Press

By Tom Glaisyer / 2017 March 28th

A healthy democracy cannot exist without a vibrant public square, including an independent, trusted, and robust free press. We are proud to support efforts that help journalism to become more audience-centered, trusted, and resilient. Read More

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NYU and De Correspondent Launch New Laboratory for Community Supported Investigative News

By Josh Stearns / 2017 March 28th

Rebuilding trust in journalism means rethinking the relationship between readers, revenue and reporting. That idea is at the heart of a new project launching today. Read More

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Our Commitment to an Independent Free Press

By Joe Goldman / 2017 March 27th

Democracy Fund along with our partners at First Look Media are announcing more than $12 million in new grants to support an independent, robust, free press. Read More

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Civility on I-81: The #BipartisanRoadTrip

By Betsy Wright Hawkings / 2017 March 16th

Congressmen Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) and Will Hurd (R-TX) might not agree on every aspect of education or trade policy. But they have experienced life on the highway – together. Reps. Hurd & O’Rourke are one example of how actions can bridge Washington’s hyperpartisan divide. Read More

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“Do Not Give Up Hope” — Reflections from the Alabama Pilgrimage

By Chris Crawford / 2017 March 14th

The lessons of Selma, Montgomery, and Birmingham are relevant today. Democracy Fund is proud to support the The Faith and Politics Institute which provides Members of Congress and other pilgrims an opportunity to interact directly with past wounds in order to find common ground to build for the future. Read More

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Announcing a New Fund to Fight Misinformation

By Tom Glaisyer / 2017 March 12th

Peddlers of misinformation have used the Internet to their advantage, but everyday people show that the web can be a powerful tool for truth as well. It’s time to turn the tables. Read More

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