Research & Reporting

Chronicle of Philanthropy: “Fixing Journalism’s Ability to Promote Civic Good Should Be the Focus of Philanthropic Giving”

By Josh Wilson / January 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

Low-income people, mulitracial neighborhoods, and others are losing access to the news they need to improve their communities. By Josh Wilson, Chronicle of Philanthropy, November 2017 (read the PDF) For more than a decade, with the news industry under deepening financial strain, grant makers have invested millions in technology, innovation and business model experiment, eager […]

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Small Independent News Outlets have Outsized Impact

By Josh Wilson / November 13, 2017 / 0 Comments

By Jo Ellen Kaiser, The Media Consortium Google, Facebook and Twitter were hauled in front of Congress last week to explain how Russian bots were able to spread fake news on their platforms. The concern—and a very real one–is that these bots and fake news sites had a significant impact on the 2016 election. Fighting […]

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Survey of Newsroom Public-Engagement Programs, October 2016

By Josh Wilson / October 24, 2016 / 0 Comments

Produced for the National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation, October 2016, by Peggy Holman (Journalism That Matters), Kyle Bozentko (The Jefferson Center), and Josh Wilson (Watershed Media Project). Download a PDF of the anonymized survey results View the original survey Sample details Distribution: The survey was distributed to members of the Institute for Nonprofit News, […]

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