TIME TO BINJ

Introducing the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism

READ THE BINJ MISSION HERE

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).

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.

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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BINJ IS AN INNOVATOR IN RESIDENCE WITH THE TRANSFORMATIVE CULTURE PROJECT (OUR FISCAL SPONSOR)

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