This learning module reports on innovative community news initiatives that are cropping up around the United States - and the process of securing grants from foundations that have not traditionally supported journalism.
In the case studies and accompanying videos, you’ll meet citizen journalists who have launched news sites in Boston; Deerfield, N.H.; New Haven, Conn.; and Chappaqua, N.Y. And you’ll learn how professional journalists have launched news initiatives that either partner with or supplement their metro news outlets.
A key part of this toolkit is a searchable database, where you can see the kinds of news ventures that foundations have supported since 2005. You can also add your own grant information.
You can download the toolkit text as a PDF (1.2 MB) (14).