Community News Funds: A New Philanthropic Strategy for Sustainable Local News

  • Friday, Sep 23 – 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM PT (21:30 – 22:30 UTC)
  • Location: San Gabriel A-C
  • Not available virtually
  • #ONA22NewsFunds
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Bringing together newsrooms, funders and local organizations, Community News Funds are a new philanthropic strategy to build sustainable news ecosystems that engage underserved communities and preserve local news. Join this session to learn how valuable collaboration and creating funding partnerships are to building trust and reflecting the communities we serve.

Session resources

This session is designed for:

  • Journalists seeking to develop underrepresented beats and undercovered stories
  • Newsroom leaders who understand how directly local news is linked to community health and education
  • Everyone interested in new strategies and pathways to preserving and improving community news



Paulette Brown-Hinds
Publisher, Black Voice News

Joseph Lichterman
Editorial and Communication Director, The Lenfest Institute


Todd Franko
Director of Local Sustainability, Report for America/Groundruth Project