How to divest from the “news desert” framework by listening to and supporting locally-grown civic media makers and projects to help them thrive long-term.
News and Insights
It wouldn’t be the end of year without sharing some highlights and headlines. In this newsletter we’ve got some end of year reflections from places as diverse as Kiev and Trenton, New Jersey. We asked them to share something meaningful from their civic media work this year.
This month we say goodbye to an amazing colleague and friend, Silvia Rivera, who has transformed our work over the past 3+ years. We’re so luck to have worked with such a thoughtful, mission driven, and incredibly fun person. Here are Silvia’s parting words of wisdom on the LPC stage.
The Listening Post Collective has been fortunate enough to receive funding from the Democracy Fund’s Public Square Program the past few years, which means we’ve been particularly lucky to have DFs Angelica Das as a supporter and thought partner as we team up to try and make journalism more equitable. With Press Forward’s big bet on local media in mind, we invited Angelica to share some thoughts on building and sustaining equitable media ecosystems around the US.