Why We Support This Work

Among the many challenges facing American democracy, there is one thing that is inextricably connected to these and other problems: the steady disappearance of local news. The journalism field has become increasingly self-aware and begun to make progress toward addressing the economic, structural, technological, and cultural challenges that have contributed to its decline. A local news renaissance is in sight if we can help accelerate the transformation underway.

What We Are Doing

We are leading a collaborative Big Bet on Local News called Press Forward, with national, regional, local, and issue-based funders to dramatically strengthen and expand local news in America. We support local trusted newsrooms, accelerate solutions, close inequalities, and advance policy for better access to news and information.

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