Why We Invested
We believe that it is critical to create a future for journalism that can live up the democratic demands of a diverse nation. Our free press must not only hold leaders accountable, but also deeply engage the public to ensure it is strong, responsive and trusted. The purpose of this grant is to support the Coral Project in the development and implementation of tools and platforms that encourage a culture of engagement in newsrooms. The grant will largely focus on expanding adoption of their tools in newsrooms, which will consist of training, outreach and work around shifting culture inside newsrooms to be more open to engagement. The Coral Project, in conjunction with partners, can help to build a robust public square where newsrooms bring people together around the most difficult issues we face.