American Journalism Project Readies to Act

American Journalism Project Readies to Act

BloggerSince the Great Recession American newspapers have seen their revenues cut by nearly half. Thousands of jobs in the industry have been slashed and still it is having trouble recovering. Hoping to plug the dike is the American Journalism Project. It has started a noble effort to save local digital journalism and has raised $42 million. It sounds like a lot of money and it is. However, they point out in this Poynter article that the money really will not go that far. The American Journalism Project is still trying to determine how best to use the funds for the greatest return on its investment in local, digital, non-profit news coverage. The bottom line is they are trying new ideas and we commend them for doing so.