Solutions Journalism: How Investing in Media Can Drive Positive Community Change

In a world where traditional journalism is finding it increasingly hard to compete with the fast-paced—and often “fake news”—blossoming across social media and digital platforms, local news outlets are faced with dwindling audiences and advertisers. Yet a robust media that can produce original, rigorous reporting, and help spur dialogue and debate on complex problems, are necessary to a healthy democracy in local communities.

How can funders support quality journalism, especially in smaller communities considered “media deserts”?

Join us for the webinar Solutions Journalism: How Investing in Media Can Drive Positive Community Change, Sept. 20, 2017, at 11 a.m. MT/ 1 p.m. ET.

This webinar, organized by TFN’s Intermountain West Funders’ Network and open to all funders, explores what is being done to support and preserve the type of journalism that illuminates complex issues and invigorates civic engagement. We’ll learn about the Small Towns, Big Change project of the LOR Foundation and the Solutions Journalism Network, as well as hear from the Democracy Fund about ways foundations across the country can support essential journalism.

Register here.

Photo: An image from the Taos News depicts a man opening the headgate on his acequia. The newspaper is part of the Small Towns, Big Change initiative.

Credit: Photo: Katherine Egli, The Taos News.