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Introducing the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism
Greetings. I’m Chris Faraone, the News + Features editor of DigBoston, and in June 2015 I co-founded the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism, BINJ for short, in an attempt to right some of the wrongs in media (instead of just complaining about them).
MISSION: BINJ ¶
The Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism produces bold reporting on issues related to social…medium.com
To facilitate the change we want to see, BINJ contracts with reporters of all types to produce multimedia projects and features. We operate with rigor, and drill hard on difficult issues, while structurally BINJ relies on a vast network of independent media makers (of various skill levels and interests), and distributes through a matrix of deeply-rooted commonwealth press institutions — from scrappy outer-borough weeklies to hyper-local blogs and podcasts.
A Near-Exhaustive Look at the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism thus farmedium.com
Most importantly, we are not establishing from scratch or staffing yet another mill to feed the hourly news cycle and rat race. Rather, our model is designed to yield projects that learnedly step back to glimpse the big picture. Resources are scant in the alternative and community press, but our hope is that BINJ can help diversify a Hub media landscape that is increasingly dominated by a few elite entities. -Chris Faraone, Editorial Director
IF YOU ARE A REPORTER, EDITOR, OR ANY KIND OF MEDIA MAKER LOOKING TO COLLABORATE WITH BINJ, PLEASE EMAIL US AT: INFO@BINJONLINE.ORG
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The underpaid, overly male, incredibly white, and slightly optimistic state of independent media making in Bostonmedium.com
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