Why We Invested
Community media play a vital and authentic role in covering their own communities. This diversity of voices, organizations, and people is crucial to the health of local news ecosystems and to our local and national wellbeing. As part of this exploratory project, several independent media outlets in Chicago will work together to investigate what shared resources they can create for each other to build the sustainability of the field overall. Chicago Reader, a leader in the ecosystem, will lead the project with the support of the project’s fiscal sponsor Public Narrative.